Jason Fitzsimmons’ Day With the Stanley Cup in Charleston, South Carolina

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On Friday, 10/19, the Stanley Cup was in Charleston, South Carolina, for a day with Capitals’ scout Jason Fitzsimmons. The Cup also spent part of the day with the South Carolina Stingrays, and will make an appearance at the Stingrays home opener on Saturday. (Reminder, you can find links to each and every “day with the Stanley Cup” that have already occurred right here.) 

Fitzsimmons was hired as a Scout for the Capitals back in November, 2007, after stepping down as head coach of the South Carolina Stingrays in April of that year. He spent nine seasons coaching the Stingrays, four as an assistant coach and five as the Stingrays Head Coach.

Prior to his coaching career, Fitzsimmons played six years as a professional, including three seasons with the Stingrays. The former goaltender led South Carolina to the Kelly Cup Championship in 1997, when he was named Playoff MVP.

According to the Post and Courier, the Stanley Cup arrived in the Lowcountry on Thursday night, accompanied by Mike Bolt, who works for the National Hockey League’s Hall of Fame. Under Bolt’s watchful eye, Fitzsimmons kept The Cup from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday.

At 8:30 Friday morning, Fitzsimmons, his brother Ryan and a few of their friends from Canada piled into a red Suburban to pick up Bolt and the Stanley Cup at the North Charleston Marriott. First stop, North Charleston Coliseum.

South Carolina Stingrays, North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC
The Cup started the day with the Capitals ECHL affiliate South Carolina Stingrays at 9:00 am.

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Carolina Ice Works, Charleston, South Carolina

Members of the Junior South Carolina Stingrays youth hockey team get their chance with the Stanley Cup at the Carolina Ice Palace. (Mike Wiser/Stingrays).

Cassique Golf Club, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Following the visit with the Stingrays, The Cup and Fitzsimmons made their way to the Cassique Golf Club on Kiawah Island.




Fitzsimmons Residence, West Ashley, Charleston, South Carolina


17 South side Bar and Grill, Charleston, South Carolina

More than 100 people are waiting for Fitzsimmons when he pulls into the parking lot at 17 Southside Bar and Grill. Most of them are dressed in Washington Capitals gear.

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Charleston Beer Works, Charleston, South Carolina

According to the Post and Courier, The final stop of the day is at Charleston Beer Works on King Street. It’s a private gathering of about 90 people, mostly from the local hockey community. As word spreads that the Stanley Cup trophy is downtown, people line up to get into the bar.

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The Stanley Cup will remain in Charleston on Saturday for the Stingrays home opener. The Cup will also make a few stops around town before the game.


Tim Ohashi
Woody Leydig
John Carlson
Dave Marin
Alex Ovechkin
Michal Kempny
Jakub Vrana
Steve Bowman
Mark Nemish
Chris Patrick
Rob Tillotson
Dick Patrick
Brian MacLellan
Matt Niskanen
Jason Serbus
T.J. Oshie
Todd Reirden
Michael Booi
Madison Bowey
Ross Mahoney
Braden Holtby
Brett Leonhardt
Brock Myles
Scott Murray
Tom Wilson
Devante Smith-Pelly
Lars Eller
Andre Burakovsky
Christian Djoos
Nicklas Backstrom
Philipp Grubauer
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Dmitry Orlov
Brett Connolly
Jay Beagle
Barry Trotz
Chandler Stephenson
Chandler Stephenson/Humboldt
Sergey Kocharov
Lane Lambert
Cleo Bates
Blaine Forsythe
Brooks Orpik
Ray Straccia
Ted Leonsis
Alex Chiasson
Steve Richmond
John Walton/Mitch Korn
Jeremy Sinton
Don Fishman
Kris Wagner

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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