Concordia University Wisconsin Athletics

 

Men's Hockey

 
January 14, 2012

Stanley Cup at the Ozaukee Ice Center on Saturday

Stanley Cup Viewing Flyer

AUDIO: Hrkac on 1250 WSSP

MEQUON, Wis. -- Concordia University Wisconsin men's hockey head coach Tony Hrkac announced that the historic Stanley Cup will make a stop at the Ozaukee Ice Center on Saturday, Jan.14. The Cup will be at the OIC from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Admission and photo opportunities will be $10 for adults/seniors/and children 10 and older. Kids under 10 will be admitted for $5. Admission is for cup viewing/photos and the CUW men's hockey game vs. Finlandia University at 2:00 p.m. Cash or checks only (checks should be made out to CUW or Concordia University Wisconsin).

The storied Cup has been awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) champion after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals since 1926.

Unlike the trophies awarded by the other three major professional sports leagues of North America, a new Stanley Cup is not made each year; winning team members have an opportunity to spend a day with the original trophy through the course of the summer until it is returned to the Hall of Fame in Toronto.

It is unusual among trophies in that it has the names of all of the winning players, coaches, management, and club staff engraved on its chalice. Originally inscribed the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy was donated in 1892 by then-Governor General of Canada the Lord Stanley of Preston. After a series of league mergers and folds, the Cup became the de facto championship trophy of the NHL after the 1925 season.

As a player Hrkac hoisted the Cup in 1999 after his Dallas Stars team won the NHL crown, and now area hockey fans will have an up close viewing opportunity.