ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – For 45 years, hardcore St. Louis Blues fans have dreamed of having Lord Stanley’s Cup arrive in St. Louis.
That dream came true on Wednesday, but not in the way most of them had imagined it.
St. Charles native Brandon Bollig, a winger with the NHL Champion Chicago Blackhawks, is the first player from our area to ever have his name inscribed on the chalice, one of the most storied and sought-after trophies in professional sports.
During the 24 hours that Bollig has with the Cup as a member of the winning team, he decided to stop by St. Louis Children’s Hospital to show it off to some young wide-eyed patients, and then head out to St. Peters where it will be on display at the Rec-Plex South from 4 until 6 pm Wed.
Cost to see Stanley is a $5 donation to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and tickets go on sale at Rec-Plex South at 1:30.
It’s a sure bet that plenty of area hockey fans will line up for a chance to spend a few minutes with the Cup, though it’s equally likely that they’re hoping its next visit to St. Louis will be last a bit longer — say an entire off-season?