Stanley Cup misses flight & cuts players day short

What makes the Stanley Cup the most coveted trophy in all of sports is that each player’s name is not only inscribed on Lord Stanley but every player also gets their own day with the Cup. But Boston Bruins Nathan Horton’s day was cut short after the Cup missed its flight from Boston to Canada. Horton planned a parade in his hometown of Dunville, Ont. Unfortunately, the guest of honor arrived three hours late. According to Horton’s wife, the Cup was “lost” at Logan Airport in Boston, Mass.

But a JetBlue spokesperson said, “The Stanley Cup was actually never lost. The person traveling with the Cup checked it in at 7:37am, for an 8:00am flight.” The Keeper of the Cup is Phil Pitchard and is off to take the Cup to Sweden and the Czech Republic next. Ironically, Pitchard was famously featured in a Master Card commercial when he gets stuck in the airport.

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