The Stanley Cup is apparently heading East for a few days, and right now the next scheduled public appearance is one week from today, July 16, in Brandon, Manitoba. Two former members of the Brandon Wheat Kings junior program, assistant general manager Ron Hextall and head equipment manager Darren Granger, will host the Cup at Brandon’s Keystone Centre from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pictures and autographs will be available for a yet-undisclosed donation to the United Way. More information is available by clicking here.
Hextall and Granger will each get to spend one day with the Cup in the Brandon area. Hextall played three seasons for the Wheat Kings in the early 1980s. Granger spent five seasons as the Wheat Kings’ trainer before he got hired into the NHL.
Incidentally, as of this morning, the top breaking-news headline in the Brandon Sun newspaper read, “Man stabbed for beer.” So, as Darryl Sutter would say, if you’re headed up there to see the Cup, stay out of trouble.