By Humboldt Broncos
Public invited to see the Stanley Cup and meet Stanley Cup Champion Chandler Stephenson
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) are coming to Humboldt to host Humboldt Hockey Day on Friday, August 24 to celebrate the strength and resilience of the Humboldt Broncos community – a community that has worked so hard to support each other following the April 6 tragedy.
During the 2017-18 Stanley Cup playoffs, Washington Capitals forward and Saskatoon native, Chandler Stephenson announced his intention to bring the Stanley Cup to Humboldt if the Capitals won. Adhering to his promise, Stanley Cup champion Stephenson will be on hand to meet and interact with the Humboldt community members who attend the Humboldt Hockey Day event.
In addition to the Stanley Cup, there will be a Hockey Hall of Fame display, interactive games, and a Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame exhibit trailer for people to tour. There also will be two pick-up street hockey rinks located in the curling rink where local kids will have the opportunity to play shinny with both current and former NHL players. Kids are asked to bring their hockey sticks with them.
The Broncos will have Humboldt Strong merchandise for sale, with proceeds going to the Humboldt Strong Community Foundation.
The main concession will be open throughout the event and local restaurants will also be serving food and drink outside the Elgar Petersen Uniplex.
As the Humboldt Broncos prepare to launch into a new season, the NHLPA and NHL, along with its players and member clubs, wish to show their support to the organization, the community and the incoming team as they embark on a new hockey season.
Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Stanley Cup); 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (interactives/street hockey)
Where: Elgar Petersen Uniplex
Who: General public are invited to attend
Bring: Kids are encouraged to bring their hockey sticks, if they wish to participate in the street hockey games.