Join us and special guests ESPN’s Fred and AJ for game 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators!
The boys will be broadcasting LIVE from RBar from about 4pm and covering the pre-game before these two teams battle it out for a shot at the iconic trophy. Then later, we’ll be showing all the action on our 10 widescreen HD TV’s so you won’t miss a play. So come on down, meet Fred and AJ and sink a few cold ones!
In preparation for the game, here are some Stanley Cup Playoffs facts you might not know…
- In 1892, Lord Stanley purchased a decorative bowl to be given as a championship trophy from a London silversmith for 10 guineas, which translates into $51.10 in today’s US dollars.
- Stanley’s original Cup from 1892, known as the “Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup”, was awarded until 1970, and is now on display in the Vault Room at the Hockey Hall of
Fame in Toronto. In 1963, NHL president Clarence Campbell believed that the original Cup had become too brittle to give to championship teams, so the “Presentation Cup” was created and is the well-known trophy awarded today. (Skeptics can authenticate the Presentation Cup by noting the Hockey Hall of Fame seal on the bottom.) The final Cup is a replica of the Presentation Cup, which was created in 1993 by Montreal silversmith Louise St. Jacques and is used as a stand-in at the Hall of Fame when the Presentation Cup isn’t available.
- Since 1958, five bands of championship names are engraved around the base of the Cup. When the rings become full, the oldest band is removed and preserved in Lord Stanley’s Vault at the Great Esso Hall in the Hockey Hall of Fame. A blank replacement band is then put in its place to be filled with the names of the next champions. No championship team names from the 1928-29 to the 1953-54 season are currently on the Cup.
- Twelve women have their names inscribed on the Cup. The first was Marguerite Norris, who was the president of the Detroit Red Wings for their 1954-55 season victory. Sonia Scurfield is the only Canadian woman to have her name inscribed; she was the co-owner of the 1988-89 champion Calgary Flames.
Facts from Mentalfloss.com