STANLEY CUP TO VISIT WILKES-BARRE ON SEPTEMBER 17
WILKES-BARRE, PA. – Hockey fans in Northeast Pennsylvania will be able to view the game’s most prized possession when the Stanley Cup comes to the Wachovia Arena as part of the Pittsburgh Penguins Black and Gold Game, scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 17.
Dating back to 1893, the Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in North American professional sports competition, and has been awarded to the National Hockey League champion since 1926. Standing at nearly three feet high and weighing 35 pounds, the Cup is named after Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley (Lord Stanley of Preston), who purchased the original trophy in 1892 and donated it to ‘the championship hockey club of the Dominion of Canada.’
The Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup with a thrilling seven-game series win against the Detroit Red Wings this past season, marking the third time in franchise history the club has laid claim to the treasured chalice (1991, 1992, 2009). The 2009 championship team featured eight players who also suited up for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during their careers (Marc-Andre Fleury, Maxime Talbot, Rob Scuderi, Brooks Orpik, Alex Goligoski, Kris Letang, Tyler Kennedy and Miroslav Satan), as well as former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coaches Dan Bylsma and Mike Yeo.
The Cup will be on display at the Wachovia Arena prior to the Black and Gold Game, at which time fans holding tickets to the contest can take photos with the trophy free of charge. Actual display times will be announced at a later date, and ONLY fans with tickets to the Black and Gold Game will be admitted.
All Wilkes-Barre/Scranton fans purchasing a five-game, 12-game, 22-game or full season ticket plan by August 17 are guaranteed a seat to the Black and Gold Game, and a chance to view this piece of hockey history.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see the Stanley Cup, and the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, in person. Call a Penguins ticket representative at 570-208-7367 to reserve your season ticket plan today!