Cover photo credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Obviously, as a hockey fan, you know how big of an accomplishment it is to win the Stanley Cup, no matter what team you root for. After winning the cup, the team is able to show off the cup in all of the different places that they come from. So this summer, when the Los Angeles Kings won, the cup has traveled everywhere Slovakia to Las Vegas. It is always fun to see what will be done with the cup. In the past babies have been baptized, sundaes have been eaten out of it, it has been stuck at the bottom of pools… the list goes on and on! This summer was no different when it came to adventurous things done with it. ESPN has an awesome map that shows you everywhere the Stanley Cup has traveled this summer and with whom it has been there with. Check that out here!
2014 Summer with Stanley:
June 29: The Stanley Cup started in Topsfield, MA with the director of amateur scouting, Mark Yannetti
July 1: St-Jerome, QC: with Denis Fugere, a Kings scout and Rexdale, Ontario with Mike Futa the Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personelle
July 2: Scarborough, ON, CAN: Tyler Toffoli has the cup in his home town….his dad even gets a tattoo for the occasion!
July 5: Ithaca, NY: The cup is home in New York with the captain himself, Dustin Brown. A fundraiser was held for the local YMCA.
July 6: Hampden, CT: The unstoppable goalie for the Kings, Jonathan Quick, held a fundraiser for the family of his old coach who passed away in a car accident this past January.
July 9: Smogen, Sweden: It’s Niklas Andersson’s day…and it’s the Cup’s first day of being in Europe
July 11: Trenchin, Slovakia: Marian Gaborik has his day with the cup and he takes it all around the city during a parade, ending it with a party in a castle!
July 13: Slovenia: Anze Kopitar and his dog eat breakfast out of their own cups, and they take it around on a helicopter tour.
July 14: Chelyabinsk, Russia: Slava Voynov has his day with the Cup all the way over in Russia!
July 18: Ventnor Heights, NJ: The Cup is back in the ‘States with Justin Williams and he shows it off proudly to his city!
July 20: Kitchener, ON, Canada: Tanner Pearson brings the Cup to Canada where he lead a group of his friends in a game of ball hockey…Winning team won the cup.
July 25: London, ON, Canada: Drew Doughty gets his day, and he takes the Stanley Cup golfing AND to the beach
July 26: London, ON, Canada: Jeff Carter gets a King sized cupcake and adds some gold to the Cup (his Gold medal from the Olympics)
July 27: Woodstock, ON, Canada: Jake Muzzin gets a cake shaped like the cup, he drinks champagne for breakfast, has a parade, gets the key to the city and goes golfing all in one day!
August 1: Kenora, ON, Canada: Mike Richards starts off his day with the cup by eating a big bowl of cereal and then tops it off with a nice boat ride!
August 3: Saskatoon, SK, Canada: Jarret Stoll goes golfing and does a fundraiser for the Royal University Hospital
August 6: Meadow Lake, SK, Canada: Dwight King spends his day with the cup with his family and friends
August 8: Garden River: SK, Canada: Jordan Nolan takes the cup golfing and even to a Pow Wow in Garden River
August 11: Grand Ledge, MI: Matt Greene takes the Cup to University of North Dakota to reminisce his college days
August 14: Calgary, Canada: The Stanley Cup gets to spend a day with Jeff Schultz in Calgary…and they float in the pool with style
August 15: Calgary, Canada: Strength and Conditioning coach Ryan Van Aster takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a whole new level with the Stanley Cup and even challenges his friend (who has ALS) to do it with him!
August 16: Viking, Alberta, Canada: Head coach Darryl Sutter takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and hangs out at his family farm with his family
August 17: Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada: Colin Fraser spends the day with the cup and his family in Sylvan Lake
You can check out more pictures on Phillip Pitchard’s twitter account here!
Looks like it the Stanley Cup got to travel the world this summer…guess we’ll see where next years cup will be headed and what team it will be with next June.