Members of the men’s and women’s hockey teams got to spend some up close and personal time with the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner. It was brought to Sage Rink on Sept. 23 for a special visit before its appearance at the Clinton Arena as part of the village’s Hockeyville celebration.
Watch the Buffalo Sabres vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL preseason game at The Little Pub Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m.
Clinton, N.Y., winner of the Kraft Hockeyville™ contest, will host the game.
The Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise. Originally commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, then–Governor General of Canada. He donated it as an award to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club, which the entire Stanley family supported, with the sons and daughters playing and promoting the game.