Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kennedy's Day with the Cup (Friday, July 3, 2009)

This past Friday, July 3rd, was Tyler Kennedy's day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. He made several stops with it during the day before a celebration at the Essar Centre (where he played as a Soo Greyhound) - his family's camp at Trout Lake, Boston Pizza (click for video), and the F.J. Davey Home ("there's an elderly gentleman there who is one hundred years old," said Kennedy's mother. "He used to play for the Greyhounds.").

Kennedy arrives in a white stretched limo at the Marina and Cabins to take the Cup with his entourage on a power boat heading to the family's cottage that they have owned for 40 years.
"They took it over to our camp," she [Tyler's mother] said in an interview at the marina, "Tyler wanted to get a picture of it on the dock, maybe dip it in the water."

"Tyler just loves it out here," she said, "he grew up out here and my boys love it out here."
They returned and took the Cup inside the restaurant for more pictures where around 100 fans waited for their turn.

TK entered the Essar Centre riding a Zamboni with the Cup that drove him around the rink before he walked onto the stage with his family and others where he was presented with a commemorative plaque from the Soo Greyhounds organization.

Essar Centre marketing and events manager Trevor Zachary, Hounds general manager Dave Torrie and Mayor John Rowswell delivered speeches, before Rowswell presented Kennedy with a key to the city.

Kennedy himself then said a few words, to more cheers from those in attendance.

SOURCES: several articles from The Sault Star


Life_As_A_Redhead said...

Adorableness, on top of adorableness.

Val said...

Loved it, and I loved that he let his Soo Greyhounds coach hold it...thanks for posting it!

Stephanie said...

@Kena -- I KNOW, too cute!!

@Val - I'm so glad you enjoyed it; I thought my readers would!!

gilld22 said...

Hey Stephanie, thanks for the post, he looked absolutely adorable and so happy. I wish I could have been there.