It appears Cole Harbour’s Sidney Crosby is planning an extra-special birthday party for Friday, Aug. 7.

A source told Metro Halifax yesterday Crosby is finalizing plans to bring the Stanley Cup to Cole Harbour and Halifax on his 22nd birthday, although there has been no confirmation from the committee organizing the visit.

Committee chair Paul Mason would only say that Crosby is on the verge of making an official announcement.


“Right now, the date is pretty much secured but it’s not being released,” said Mason, a family friend and a former coach of Crosby’s. “It will be announced possibly by the end of this week or the beginning of next week at the latest.”

Crosby became the youngest captain in NHL history to win the Cup when he helped the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings in a memorable seven-game series.

He has used his birthdate — Aug. 7, 1987 — to form the No. 87 on his jersey and his annual salary of $8.7 million.

Crosby has said he wants to have a parade, bring the Cup to the IWK Health Centre and share it with his hometown.