Yes, that Stanley Cup.
Mavs' Press Release, and a surprise, after the jump.
THE STANLEY CUP IS COMING TO MISSOURI MAVERICKS’ GAME FRIDAY NIGHT
Mavericks’ to host the Stanley Cup this Friday, March 2
INDEPENDENCE, Missouri – The Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League (CHL) announced Tuesday the Stanley Cup will be in Independence, Missouri this Friday, March 2 when the Mavericks host the Rapid City Rush at Independence Events Center.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring our fans the Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America,” said Mavericks’ President and General Manager Brent Thiessen. “The cup is amazing to see up close. Our fans are in for a special treat and they deserve it. We are happy to be able to bring this piece of hockey history to our fans and allow them the opportunity to see it up close free of charge.”
Fans will first have the chance to view the cup at Strikerz Entertainment Center from 5-5:45 p.m. on Friday evening. Strikerz is located at 18900 Valley View Parkway in Independence.
The cup will then head to Independence Events Center where the Mavericks are hosting the Rapid City Rush. Starting at 6 p.m., the cup will be on display on the concourse for fans to view and take pictures until the end of the second intermission.
The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes in North America. It is awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion and was first awarded in 1893. Unlike the trophies awarded by the other three major professional sports leagues of North America, a new cup is not made each year and the winners keep it until the next champion is crowned. The cup has the names of all of the winning players, coaches, management and club staff engraved on it. Currently, the Boston Bruins are the reigning Stanley Cup champions.
Missouri Mavericks 2012-13 season tickets are on sale now. A $50 dollar non-refundable deposit is required for all season tickets. Contact the Mavericks ticket staff Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm at (816) 252-7825 if you are interested in season tickets. Every current Mavericks season ticket holder who renews their season tickets before March 23 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an $18,000 Harley-Davidson Fatboy motorcycle, a 60-inch HDTV and other prizes. Tickets for all remaining 2011-12 regular season games are on sale via www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. For more information on the Missouri Mavericks call (816) 252-7825.
One of my greatest regrets was not going to Crown Center to see the Cup when it was here in, like, 2004. The entire day I kept saying, "I'll go a little later. I'll go a little later..." But, yeah, in all seriousness, I didn't go, and to this day I feel like an idiot. And you will too if you don't go. Anyway, yeah, the Cup!
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