Stanley Cup to make stop in DL
Detroit Lakes will share a little bit of sporting history this coming Thursday, when the NHL's Lord Stanley Cup visits Lakes Sport Shop.
As a result of the Carolina Hurricanes winning the Stanley Cup over the Edmonton Oilers, each player and front office worker gets the prestigious trophy for one day.
Fortunately for Lakes Sport Shop owner Bruce Paskey, his niece Kelly Kirwin works as the Hurricanes' event coordinator and will be bringing the Cup to the DL store Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"It's pretty exciting having the Cup here," Paskey said of the event. "It's a great chance for families from the area to see the Stanley Cup."
Although there will not be any Carolina players accompanying the Stanley Cup that day, fans will be able to take pictures of the trophy.
There will be no charge to see the Stanley Cup and take pictures of it, and it will certainly attract quite a crowd come Thursday.
Cup stopping in Fargo
The second annual Cully's Kids Celebrity Weekend has been set to coincide with the Stanley Cup's visit to Fargo-Moorhead on July 21-22.
Numerous local, regional and national hockey celebrities are expected to attend, including Doug Weight of the St. Louis Blues, Mark Parrish of the Minnesota Wild, Jason Blake of the New York Islanders, Patrick Eaves of the Ottawa Senators and Andrew Ladd and Mike Commodore of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Playmakers will host a viewing of the Stanley Cup for the general public in its parking lot, from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 21.
Cully's Kids, also known as the Cullen Children's Foundation, was started by Matt Cullen, the former Moorhead High School hockey star who played for the 2006 Stanley Cup champion Hurricanes. Cullen, who has since joined the New York Rangers, began Cully's Kids to help improve the lives of children with serious illnesses.