Stanley Cup to visit Southwestern Ontario next week

According to the Goderich Signal-Star’s Kathleen Smith, Ryan O’Reilly will be bringing several trophies to Goderich, Ontario next week…

Huron County’s hockey hero Ryan O’Reilly will be returning to celebrate winning the 2019 Stanley Cup as part of the St. Louis Blues squad and he isn’t coming home empty-handed.

O’Reilly will return to Huron County on Thursday, July 25 and will be bringing with him not only the Stanley Cup, but also the Conn Smythe Trophy, the Selke Trophy and the Campbell Conference Trophy.

Scheduled to celebrate with a community that helped shape the hockey player he has become, O’Reilly will lead the first parade through Seaforth with the Cup at 9:35 a.m.

The parade will start at the Seaforth Area Fire Department and photo opportunities for fans will follow from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

From there O’Reilly and his family will travel with the trophies to Goderich, where he will take part in a media scrum at Goderich Town Hall shortly before 1 p.m.

And then the Cup is coming to Sarnia, per a Sarnia & Lambton County This Week’s staff report:

Hockey’s most coveted award – the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup – will be making an appearance in downtown Sarnia on Friday, July 26.

Thanks to the efforts of Sarnia-Lambton natives Doug Armstrong and Dan Ginnell, general manager and amateur scout of the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues, the iconic trophy will be paraded on Christina Street just outside of the Limbo Lounge from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lochiel Street east of the Christina Street Bayside Mall entrance will be closed to traffic during the event as Armstrong and Ginnell show off the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup Championship, which was picked up after the Blues beat the Boston Bruins in seven games this past June.

Attendees will also get the chance to ogle the Conn Smythe Trophy – the award for the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup playoffs – which was awarded to Clinton native Ryan O’Reilly.

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