Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan rode to the scene on a fire truck on Saturday, to bring the Stanley Cup to Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event was held with several youth hockey groups from the city, as part of a Herb Brooks Foundation event. The organization is named for the former NHL coach and native of neighboring St. Paul who died in 2003.
“It’s a fun day, a fun day to see people react to the Cup,” MacLellan told FOX 9 TV. “You know, it brings a lot of smiles to people’s faces, people that sometimes don’t get a chance to get close to it are getting an opportunity and it’s fun to watch them enjoy it.”
The appearance was part of Maclellan’s day with the Stanley Cup. Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen will have his day with the Stanley Cup on Sunday. (Updated schedule for Capitals players day with the Stanley Cup is here.)
About 400 hockey fans saw the Cup and had their picture taken with the greatest trophy in all of sports. Riding along with MacLellan were the son of Herb Brooks, Dan Brooks, who brought Herb’s 1980 Gold Medal for all the players to see.
Herb Brooks Foundation event
Huge thank you to the General Manager of the Washington Capitals Brian MacLellan for bringing the Stanley Cup out to Minneapolis so we could take a look at it. Another thank you to the Hendrickson Foundation for helping to organize the event and the Minneapolis Fire Department for giving the Stanley Cup a ride in style @hendyfoundation @capitals #stanleycup #minneapolisfiredepartment #washingtoncapitals #minnesotawarriors
It weighs 34 pounds and was first awarded in 1893, it’s the only sports championship trophy of its kind. Last time I saw it the Penguins were on it twice now they’re on it five times. Thanks to the general manager of the @capitals for bringing it out to Minneapolis so a bunch of disabled veteran hockey players could see it. Thanks to Danny Hendrickson and the Hendrickson Foundation for helping us see it. @hendyfoundation @penguins
The Cup then made a stop at Cowboy Slims in Minneapolis.
Brookview Golf Course and Lawn Bowling
Earlier in the day the Stanley Cup made a stop at the Brookview Golf Course, located in Golden Valley, Minnesota.