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The Stanley Cup comes to Tsawwassen Aug. 30
The Stanley Cup is coming to Tsawwassen next week.
Chicago Blackhawk Brent Seabrook will return to his hometown on Friday, Aug. 30 with the Holy Grail of ice hockey.
The public is invited to line 56th Street to watch and cheer as a Zamboni carrying Seabrook, his family and the Cup leaves from 12th Avenue and 56th Street and heads north to the South Delta Recreation Centre. The ride is expected to start around 10:30 a.m.
It’s a tradition for players from the winning team to have the prestigious trophy in their hometown for a day.
Seabrook grew up in Tsawwassen and played hockey with the South Delta Minor Hockey Association in his youth.
On June 24 of this year, he became a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Blackhawks. The team defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in game six, winning the series 4-2.
“We knew they [the Bruins] were going to come out hard, we knew that they were flying, and we just wanted to come out and establish our game in the second period,” he told NHL.com after the win earlier this year. “We were lucky to get out of the first period 1-0; they could have had a couple more. We just kept believing in ourselves, and believing in our team game, and it was awesome.”
Lord Stanley’s mug has paid a visit to Tsawwassen with Seabrook once before, in July 2010 after the defenceman’s first Stanley Cup win with the Blackhawks.
That year, he was also a member of Canada’s 2010 Olympic gold medal hockey team.