Thursday, April 1, 2010

Stanley Cup Inhabits History Center

The Heinz History Center is hosting Lord Stanley’s Cup for the weekend, in celebration of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2009 NHL title.

The History Center's Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum will display “the most prestigious trophy in sports” along with ten other trophies won by Penguins past.

Museum spokesman Ned Schano says the traditional white-gloved cup-keeper will look on as fans touch and photograph the Stanley Cup, won from the Detroit Red Wings in a seven-game rematch of the 2008 final.

Schano says the Penguins acquired the trophy for the museum from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

“The Stanley Cup travels all across the country and throughout North America,” says Schano. “Vancouver to Florida, California all the way to New York, so we were really lucky to get the Cup for four days.”

The Cup is on display until Sunday evening.

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