The Cup has left town, but it’s left behind countless memories – both for Sidney Crosby and the thousands who came out to see both him and Lord Stanley’s mug.
Crosby’s 48-hour journey with the Stanley Cup took place Friday and Saturday, with Day 1 a public celebration and Day 2 a private affair.
Crosby’s time with the Cup on Saturday reportedly included him taking it to specific people who have played a big part in his life. Then, Saturday night, the plan was for him to take the Cup to his parents’ home for a barbecue with family.
Tens of thousands came out to see Crosby and the Cup on Friday, including an estimated 65,000 for an afternoon parade through his hometown of Cole Harbour. The Cup arrived in the Halifax Regional Municipality on Friday at about 9 a.m. when Crosby flew in on a Sea King Helicopter and landed on HMCS Preserver at the Halifax dockyard.
“It was just bigger and better than I ever could’ve dreamed,” Crosby told reporters Friday.
“Seeing all the signs and everything (in the crowd), you can’t really measure that as far as how much it means to you.”