The Blues’ Day with the Cup has begun. This is, to me at least, one of the most fun aspects of being a fan of a Stanley Cup Champion. The parade is a blast, but it’s not personal. The Day with the Cup? That’s the personal touch and where you get to see what means the most to the players and coaches.
Yesterday, coach Craig Berube took the Cup to his hometown of Calahoo, Alberta. While visiting his family and the rest of the 84 residents of the small town, he had the opportunity to take the Cup to the house that he grew up in. Former Blues goaltender Glenn Hall, who lives near Calahoo, had a chance to stop by and congratulate Berube and the Blues in person.
Today, Colton Parayko had his turn with the Cup. Just down the road from Calahoo, Parayko headed to St. Albert to spend time with his family, his grandfather, and the memory of his grandmother. He also took the Cup to a local children’s hospital and hockey tournament:
Lots of high fives and smiles at the Stollery Children’s Hospital today when Colton Parayko of the @StLouisBlues brought by the #StanleyCup! A huge thanks to Colton for hanging out with the kids and making the day so special for our patients and families. pic.twitter.com/uIDGZNsDqX— AHS_YEGZone (@AHS_YEGZone) July 3, 2019
Colton Parayko and the Stanley Cup make a surprise visit to the Brick Invitational Tournament. So, yeah, a pretty cool day for some 10 year olds. pic.twitter.com/iynfc8nZfG— Rob Tychkowski (@Rob_Tychkowski) July 3, 2019
So, here’s my question to you, dear readers: you have one day with the Cup and its chaperone. Where do you go? What do you do with it? Does it make it out of your day unscathed?