Lord Stanley Makes Its Way To Tulsa


Friday, March 7th 2008, 6:18 pm
By: News On 6


The Stanley Cup has made its way to Tulsa.  The iconic ice hockey trophy is touring the city on Friday and Saturday as part of a U.S. Cellular promotion.

Hockey Hall of Fame curator and "cup keeper" Phillip Pritchard brought the trophy by the News On 6 studio on Friday.

Pritchard says he carries with it a unique tradition. 

Each player from the winning team gets to take the cup home for 24 hours.

"Obviously the team is a lot more than the guys on the ice. Its mom and dad that used to take them to practices. The teachers in school. It's everyone who's persuaded them along the way, so they get to go back home and say thank you to everybody," said Pritchard.

The Stanley Cup will make an appearance at Friday's Oilers-Amarillo game at the Convention Center.

It'll make a few more stops around town on Friday.

Stanley Cup Schedule:

On Saturday, Lord Stanley's trophy will go to the St. Francis Children's Hospital from 9:15 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Then it's on to Brighton Gardens Apartments from 11:15 until noon where it will be shown to 100-year-old Sonny Wakeford, the oldest former Oiler.

From 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. it will be at the Fox and Hound restaurant at 71st Street and Garnett Road, then from 3:30 to 5:30 at U.S. Cellular, 71st Street and Garnett Road. The Cup's final appearance takes place at the Oilers-Wichita game Saturday night.