Stanley Cup Heading to Illinois Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Stanley Cup is returning to Springfield.

Rocky Wirtz chairman of the 2013 National Hockey League champion Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday the trophy will appear at private events on July 29.

It will go to a legislative reception at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then for a photo with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Fighter Wing.

The public may snap photos with the trophy when it arrives at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport at 7 a.m. and leaves the library and museum at 9 a.m.

Officials say it’s possible the cup will be back in Springfield next month.

After the Hawks’ 2010 championship the first since 1961 the Stanley Cup made trips to the state Capitol and Illinois State Fair.

© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS St. Louis

Live Inspired
Photography In A Flash

Listen Live