Chandler Stephenson Plans on Including Humboldt Broncos in His Day With the Stanley Cup, if the Capitals Win it All

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While the Capitals still have to win one more game before they can begin Stanley Cup festivities or a parade, forward Chandler Stephenson seems to have something in mind when it comes to spending a day with the Cup (a privilege every member of the winning team gets) should the Capitals win Game 5 on Thursday.

Per Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston (the article can be found here), Stephenson plans to include surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in his day with the Stanley Cup, saying, “That would be something special”. Stephenson is a Saskatoon native and has partaken in summer skating sessions with Kaleb Dahlgren (whom the Capitals hosted on Monday night for Game 4) and Brayden Camrud, two of the surviving members of the tragic bus crash that took the lives of 16 members of the organization.

Stephenson has played a key part in helping the Capitals take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and has recorded seven points (two goals, five assists) in 23 games played, along with a plus-3 rating. In his rookie season, Stephenson has been one of the team’s most reliable penalty killers and his commitment to his teammates is something that is reflected in his desire to include the Broncos in his day with the Cup should the Capitals win it.

“Everybody knows everyone. You know somebody and they know that same person. “The whole community itself, not even the hockey community, is so small. That’s kind of the cool thing about it – you’ll hear somebody telling a story and it’s like ‘Oh yeah, I’ve met that person, I know that person.”, Stephenson said on the community of Saskatoon.

While the Capitals still have to win one game, it’s a heartwarming gesture by Stephenson, that should it happen, will become a memorable day for the Humboldt Broncos and hockey fans everywhere.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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8 Responses to Chandler Stephenson Plans on Including Humboldt Broncos in His Day With the Stanley Cup, if the Capitals Win it All

  1. Classy move Stephenson, classy move

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