Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stanley goes to the Shore

Nice story in the Asbury Park Press about the Stanley Cup's visit to a Jersey Shore hospital.

Stanley Cup visits Jersey Shore hospital
Kelsey Fowler, 13, of Barnegat is visited by Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland and the Stanley Cup on Monday at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. (Tanya Breen, APP)

Stanley Cup at Neptune hospital -- Mike Haviland, an assistant coach of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, said the biggest rush he has had while toting a 35-pound, 117-year-old trophy for the past two days is the way people react to it.

They light up, he said. And that's fun to watch.

As he toured the pediatric unit of Jersey Shore University Medical Center on Monday, perhaps no one lit up more than Kelsey Fowler, a 13-year-old girl being wheeled in for surgery.

Kelsey, unaware that the cup was in the building, spotted the 3-foot-tall, silver and nickel alloy trophy at some distance down a hallway, and before she was wheeled away with only a fleeting glimpse, she implored her attendant to please wait for just a couple of minutes. Surgery could wait. The Stanley Cup was here...

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