The Stanley Cup Returns to Los Angeles


If you are in the greater Los Angeles area and looking for something to remind you the NHL still exists, you are in luck! The Stanley cup will be taking a tour around Los Angeles October 10th, 11th and 12th. Here is a list of when and where the cup will be during the next 3 days.

June 11, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) is presented with the Stanley Cup by commissioner Gary Bettman (left) after defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in game six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at the Staples Center. The Kings won the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The cups first appearance will be at Knott’s Berry Farm October 10,  from 2:30-4:30. Then heading to LA Live to spend the evening with fans at the ESPN Zone, from 7:00-10:00. The Ice crew will also be present at LA Live and the cost to attend the launch party is $50.00. If you cannot make it to either of those locations don’t fret, the Stanley Cup will be at The Grove on Thursday, October 11th,  from 11:00-1:00. Fans go do some shopping and check out the Farmers Market, then stop by and sneak a picture with Lord Stanley! The final stop on the Stanley Cup’s 3 day tour will be The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA from 11:00-2:00. Plenty of great opportunities to get your picture with the newly engraved Stanley Cup!

If just taking pictures with the Stanley Cup is not enough to satisfy your hockey fix, check out these other opportunities to watch hockey in Southern California. Head into the desert to watch the Kings ECHL affiliate the Ontario Reign, or go online and follow Kings Center Anze Kopitar, playing for Mora IK of the Swedish second-tier Allsvenskan league.

As we slowly approach the important date of October 15th, when first paychecks would have been issued, look for some interesting moves to be made by the NHLPA. In the mean time go see the Cup!