Stanley Cup takes its own bow in Sarnia last weekend

Thanks to area native, iconic trophy pays a visit

The Armstrong family—from left son Blake Armstrong, daughter Kayla Armstrong along with Doug and his wife Kelly—pose with the Stanley Cup last Sunday. PHOTO BY KERRY M. GABRIEL, KERRY'S KLIPS PHOTOGRAPHY

Arguably hockey’s most famous trophy came to visit Sarnia last Sunday, lovingly cradled by two native sons.

Doug Armstrong, general manager of the Stanley Cup-winning St. Louis Blues, was able to bring Lord Stanley’s hockey trophy to the area outside Limbo Lounge.

Hundreds of fans showed up for a chance to catch a glimpse and/or have a selfie taken—the $5 per photo donation going to support local minor hockey.

Armstrong’s Blues had defeated the Boston Bruins to capture the Stanley Cup in seven games, the first-ever top win for the NHL franchise that was founded in 1967.

Armstrong, whose father Neil (now 86) was a linesman for over 22 years, officiated some 1.744 games in his career. His son also boasts being part of the Hockey Canada management group that won Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014.

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