This Week With Lord Stanley

The journey of the Stanley Cup continued this week back in the Washington metro area. Each local trip is used to bring the community together and to give fans a chance to Rock the Red with the big shiny cup!

First stop was in Loudon County on Saturday July 14. Strength and conditioning coach Mark “Nemo” Nemish. Nemo graciously brought the Cup to Loundon County Hospital with a special visit to pediatrics unit for some precious baby photos. From there the Lord went to one of his now radio all Caps hangout- the local brewery “Old 690.” And there was a stop at the local police station as well.

July 17 Rob Tillotson, Director of Team Services, took Lord Stanley to some new heights!! Their pup Marley was a great watch dog too. And they took it to the Bailey Crossroads Fire Station, keeping the community tradition going.

We love that they had a guard dog too!

Thursday the 19th history was made when Dick Patrick and his son Chris had a day for celebration and reflection. The Patrick’s are hockey heritage. Dick’s father Lester’s name is one the cup six times. Dick is Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports and Chris is Director of Player Personnel.

This time the Cup was filled with ice cream at Cold Stone in Vienna for the Patrick kids and friends.

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And as we have seen around the DMV, Lord Stanley likes to pay homage to first responders and he did that this week too!

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue showed him around their stations in northern Virginia.

And of course there was a stop in Loudoun County too!

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The Cup also visited the Alexandria Police.

Up Next?  The Cup Keeper heads to the upper mid-west:

July 22 Matt Niskanen will bring Lord Stanley to Virginia, Minnesota where he played hockey as a kid. They even named the day for him at Mt. Iron. They can’t wait to see their hometown star!

July 23 the Cup will be on display in Bird Island, Minnesota at the Broaster Restaurant. Homeboy Jason Serbus, Head trainer to the Caps, will share his time from 1-3. Those wanting to have their photo with the Cup will be asked to make a donation to the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation which benefits children facing financial medical needs.

July 24 TJ Oshie and Shane Gerish will be together in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Oshie has been a part of the community for years and both guys also played for UND.Shane just packed up his stuff to make a more permanent move to DC or Pennsylvania this fall.

July 26 Todd Reirden is bringing the Cup home to Deerfield, Illinois area. Events are planned in Crown Point, Dyer and ValparaisoHe gets to do that as the new head coach!

And then it is off to Canada.

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Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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