Friday 17 August 2012

Stoll's Day with Lord Stanley

It was a special day for Los Angeles Kings Forward and Stanley Cup champion Jarret Stoll as it was his turn to have his day with the Stanley Cup and what a day it was.

The day all started at the Yorkton Airport when the cup arrived via airplane from Meadow Lake where Stoll's teammate Dwight King had it yesterday. Then it was time for Stoll to hop in a limo style van and head on down the road to where it all began, the stomping grounds of Neudorf, Saskatchewan and near the hockey rink where Jarret's hockey career began. The morning celebration in Neudorf was full of cheer and excitement as Jarret brought the Stanley Cup onto the sports grounds in Neudorf which brought a huge cheer from the crowd. After that 2 hours was spent by the crowd coming to have a meet and greet with the Stanley Cup champion and also being able to get their picture taken with Stoll and the Cup. Making the trip to help Jarret celebrate the day was his Los Angeles Kings teammate and former roommate Brad Richardson (who's turn with the Cup will be August 25th in Belleville, Ontario.

But that wasn't all as the celebrations made the quick 40 minute drive back to Yorkton for a huge Stanley Cup parade that lasted over an hour and went all the way along Broadway St. to the Gallagher Center where people had another chance to get their picture taken with Stoll.

The night concluded with banquet that included cocktails, supper, speeches and a social featuring the Arkells.

Now the Stanley Cup will head over to Winkler, Manitoba tomorrow where it will be Los Angeles Kings Forward Dustin Penner before heading over to Kenora, Ontario for Mike Richards' turn on Saturday.

Just was a perfect day to celebrate the Stanley Cup accomplishment from one of our area's local hockey heroes, Jarret Stoll. 

More pictures from the big day:

Clarence S. Campbell Trophy
Me, Brian Trollope, Stolly and Lord Stanley in Neudorf

Stolly in Neudorf

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