Monday, August 10, 2015
Assistant coach Kevin Dineen took the Stanley Cup to the race course where for a $10 donation to a charity, people could take photos with it.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
The Stanley Cup briefly returned to the Chicago area. Owner Rocky Wirtz shared the Cup with police officers and firefighters in Winnetka, a northern suburb.
The Cup also was a guest at Winnetka's Indian Hill Golf Course.
Saturday. August 8, 2015
The subject of a rape investigation, Blackhawks star Patrick Kane canceled a public day out with the Stanley Cup in western New York state and opted to host a private party at his home instead.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Defenseman Kyle Cumiskey took the Stanley Cup to Abbotsford, British Columbia, his hometown suburb of Vancouver.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Kris Versteeg took the Stanley Cup to his hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
The Cup is back in the United States and crossed the Minnesota border.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - Saturday, August 1, 2015
Playoff MVP Duncan Keith got two days to spend with the Cup. On the first day, he took it to Belair, Manitoba where it took a spin in a 1962 Corvettte.
On the second day, he took the Cup to Fort Frances, Ontario, where he grew up.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
After stopping in Pennsylvania, the Stanley Cup joined defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk who took the trophy to the Ocean Ice Palace in Brick, New Jersey, where he began his hockey career as a child.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Looks like the Stanley Cup is making the rounds with former Blackhawk players. Now a Columbus Blue Jacket, Brandon Saad shared his day with the trophy at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Thousands came to see the Stanley Cup, a special visitor in Brad Richards' hometown of Murray Harbour in Prince Edward Island.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Now a member of the Dallas Stars, longtime Blackhawk Patrick Sharp spent the day with the Cup to Connecticut, where his wife grew up. The Cup spent the day with the Sharp family and then took in some sun at the beach in Niantic.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette took the Cup to a children's hospital in in Quebec's capital before being honored in the suburb of Saint-Agapit, his hometown.
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
The Cup made a trans-Atlantic flight to Finland, home country of three Blackhawks: Teuvo Teravainen, Kimmo Timmonen and Antti Raanta. Teravainen got the Cup Monday, Timonen Tuesday, and Raanta Thursday.
After 16 NHL seasons, Kimmo Timonen won the Stanley Cup for the first time this year. He had a chance to take it to his hometown of Kuopio, Finland.
Friday, July 17, 2015 to Sunday July 19, 2015
Of course, the Cup was the guest of honor at this year's Blackhawks Convention at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
An Aurora couple got married in front of the Cup at Bolingbrook Golf Club. The Cup was a fitting guest, as Jim Anderson proposed to Jeanne Hansen in front of the Cup in 2013.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
After a few weeks away, the Cup returned to the Chicago area. The Cup was the centerpiece at a photo session at the First Presbyterian Church in suburban River Forest. Proceeds — which went for a minimum $100 per photo session — went to the church's programming.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A few days after spending time with Corey Crawford, goalie coach Jimmy Waite took the Cup to a hospital in his hometown of Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Blackhawks netminder Corey Crawford brought the Cup to his alma mater, Howard S. Billings High School in Châteauguay, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Captain Jonathan Toews took the Cup to his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Stanley Cup served as a spectator at a neighborhood street hockey game before heading to the Dakota Community Centre, where Toews played hockey as a child.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Assistant coach Mike Kitchen took the Cup to a suburban Toronto hospital, treating some children and doctors to some time with the Cup.
After that, Kitchen took the Cup up.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Forward Andrew Shaw spent the day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown of Belleville, Ontario. He spent the morning with it on a lake before bringing it to town for people to see, including at the local fire department. He also made a quick stop to crash a wedding, where the interruption was welcomed by the very excited bride and groom.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Blackhawks executive Mark Bernard took the Cup to his hometown. CHCH, a local news outlet, reported hundreds came to see Stanley at a local sports store.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
On Canada Day, the Stanley Cup returned to the country to our north. Left winger Bryan Bickell took the Cup to Toronto.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Cup stopped by Evanston Hospital. Yes, kids were placed inside the Cup.
Monday, June 29, 2015
The Stanley Cup began its player tour, joining backup goaltender Scott Darling in his hometown of Lemont in the west suburbs.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Crowds cheered for Lord Stanley's Cup as it rode in Chicago's Pride Parade with WGN Radio after an invitation from the Chicago Gay Hockey Association.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Patrick Kane showed up with the Cup at the Jimmy Buffett concert in Tinley Park, complete with parrot hat and tropical-print shirt.
Friday, June 26, 2015
The Stanley Cup was on display in Sunrise, Fla., for the NHL Draft Friday and Saturday. Hockey fans were able to snap shots with the trophy while waiting to see who the Blackhawks would select in the draft.
Rumor had it that Coach Q took the Cup to the Fountainebleau in nearby Miami, too, but we could not independently confirm it.
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Stanley Cup is leaving for Las Vegas. But it won't stay in Las Vegas. The Cup will be on display ahead at the MGM Grand hotel ahead of the NHL Awards.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
7:30 PM UPDATE: The Cup paid a special visit to the corner of West Fletcher Avenue and Campbell Street to meet with the "Stanley Pups," six pit bull-type dogs rescued from high-kill shelters in Chicago by the Bickell Foundation, founded by Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell. The foundation works to find homes for pit bulls and related breeds, who tend to have lower adoption rates.
12:30 PM UPDATE: The White Sox announced the Cup would be at U.S. Cellular Field before Sunday's White Sox vs. Rangers game at 1:10 p.m. As promised, it showed up around 12:30 p.m.
12:14 AM UPDATE: The Stanley Cup reportedly went to Flagship, 1622 W. Belmont Ave., along with Duncan Keith, Johnny Oduya, Antoine Vermette and Joakim Nordstrom.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
9:30PM UPDATE: The Cup started the night at another Blackhawks favorite, The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont Ave.
12:30 AM UPDATE: After hitting two outdoor concerts, the Stanley Cup headed to the Godfrey Hotel in River North.
Friday, June 19, 2015
9:50 PM UPDATE: It's a night of music for Stanley. Country star Dierks Bentley hoisted the Cup above his head during the first night of the Lakeshake festival on Northerly Island.
8:00 PM UPDATE: The Stanley Cup took in some music at Mumford & Sons' Uptown show. The Blackhawks let lead man Marcus Mumford drink from Lord Stanley's famous vessel.
5:09 PM UPDATE: Tracking the Cup? Look up — Marian Hossa took it on a helicopter tour of the city.
2:23 PM UPDATE: Looks like Stanley has expensive taste. The Cup has been spotted at the Gold Coast Bentley dealership, 834 N. Rush St.
1:45 PM UPDATE: The Cup visited the Trump Tower.
10:55 AM UPDATE: Center Brad Richards brought the cup to 670 The Score's studios in the Loop.
10:00 AM UPDATE: The Cup visited the studios of CSN Chicago.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
10:00 PM UPDATE: Coach Joel Quenneville held the cup high at Chicago Cut Steakhouse, 300 N. LaSalle St.
8:55 PM UPDATE: That Cup sure has got legs on it. It's now at TWO Restaurant, 1132 W. Grand Ave.
Stanley spotted at another Near West Side locale, TWO Restaurant. [Ben Guerra]
8:20 PM UPDATE: That was quick! Now it's at Jefferson Tap & Grill, 325 N. Jefferson St.
7:21 PM UPDATE: Stanley was spotted at Crossroads Bar and Grill, 1120 W. Madison St., where it also made appearances in 2010 and 2013.
1:45 PM UPDATE: The team and Cup enter the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, for a private party.
Lord Stanley's Cup at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. [DNAinfo/David Matthews]
11:15 AM UPDATE: The team and the trophy enter Soldier Field for the Championship rally.
10:10 AM UPDATE: The Cup and Blackhawks begin their third Championship parade in six years.
12:39 AM UPDATE: After visiting the South Loop, the Cup headed to River North's Paris Club and Studio Paris. The crowd went crazy.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
10:50 PM UPDATE: The Cup is seen outside of Scout, 1301 S. Wabash.
8:10 PM UPDATE: Fans and police await the Cup's appearance at the Scout.
9:35 AM UPDATE: The Stanley Cup returned to the "scene of the crime": the United Center.
8:30 AM UPDATE: The Stanley Cup was spotted at WGN Radio in the Tribune Tower.
12:15 AM UPDATE: The Stanley Cup was packed up and driven away from Rockit.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
11:30 PM UPDATE: The Cup's at Rockit at 22 W. Hubbard
Lord Stanley's Cup disappeared from public view for a few hours (presumably to allow the Hawks players to rest), but as the sun went down Wednesday night it surfaced at The Scout, 1301 S. Wabash Ave.
That was after hours of Twitter silence, when the Hawks themselves tweeted that the Cup was at the "scene of the crime":
Look who's back to the scene of the crime. pic.twitter.com/IArH82tEpJ— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 17, 2015
It was spotted at the Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue, which also houses WGN Radio, around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday:
The 122-year-old Stanley Cup hardly acted its age Tuesday. Instead, it was like a thirsty twentysomething storming into any bar it pleased.
From an overnight party in the West Loop to a lunch date in River North to an all-night bender that included bars in Wrigleyville and River North, the Cup got reacquainted with Hawks fans.
And they happily tracked, cheered, photographed and even kissed the trophy if they could get close enough.
It was a three-peat performance of the Blackhawks' now-expected post title victory lap around their favorite watering holes. The team did similar tours after Stanley Cup titles in 2010 and 2013.
Highlights of the Stanley Cup win, courtesy of WGN 720AM:
This one featured a lot of the same traits: Champagne spraying down on fans outside Rockit Bar & Grill on Hubbard, team photos on the mound at Wrigley Field, Patrick Kane carrying around a beer, party buses full of Hawks ... and tons of adoring fans.
This year, Patrick Sharp hosted an early evening rooftop party with the Cup at his Lakeview house. News helicopters and fans on the sidewalk captured shots of the party.
Then, the team and the Cup loaded into two party buses to for the short ride to Wrigley. One of the two party buses in the motorcade got into a slight fender bender with a car, and there was a brief stoppage for police.
Then it was off to Wrigley Field for some serious adoration by fans.
From there, the party really picked up, with the team getting back on the party buses and heading to Rockit Bar in Lakeview. Then it was back on the bus for a trip to Sluggers in Wrigleyville, where Patrick Kane got a huge cheer as he walked in with a beer.
Was there a set lineup of bars to hit? Maybe, but the Cup's bus driver didn't know.
"It will be pretty random," said the driver. "They tell me, and I go."
Apparently they told the driver to head from Wrigleyville to the Near North Side, where the players got out at Tavern On Rush and took selfies with waiting fans.
Then it was off to another Rockit, this one at 22 W. Hubbard in River North.
Players, cup loading back onto bus. Was in there after all. pic.twitter.com/tSoBg259tj— Alex Nitkin (@AlexNitkin) June 17, 2015
Just caught the bus driver. Not even he knows where he's going next. "It'll be pretty random. They tell me, and I go." #CupTracker— Alex Nitkin (@AlexNitkin) June 17, 2015
Earlier Tuesday, after the Cup spent the night with the partying Hawks at the United Center, players took it to The Mid in the West Loop. It returned to the United Center for a stint before heading to Phil Stefani's 437 Rush in River North.
Hawks President John McDonough at 437 Rush.
The Cup leaves The Mid nightclub Tuesday morning.
Rocky Wirtz spoke with reporters outside 437 Rush.
The Cup made quite a centerpiece at 437 Rush.
The Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to take the Cup Monday night.
First (third?) kiss. pic.twitter.com/t7Y59pi8JY— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 16, 2015
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