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Monday, August 29, 2011

LORD STANLEY ARRIVES IN ST. STEPHEN, NB

 THE STANLEY CUP, "LORD STANLEY", THE "HOLY GRAIL" OF HOCKEY

Don Sweeney Arrives in St. Stephen with Stanley Cup
Lilly n Don Sweeney

Boston Bruins Assistant GM Don Sweeney, who spent 15 seasons as # 32, enjoyed a second day with Lord Stanley on Saturday when he brought the Cup to his home town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.

Lilly kisses The Hallowed Lord Stanley :)
"St. Stephen will always be my hometown," said Sweeney to the hundreds of fans gathered at the town's Border Arena. "The turnout today is indicative of why that is true. "The support for sports, the camaraderie, the family relationships extend beyond...what this Cup represents for me as a player who grew up playing in this very arena.
Lilly welcomes Lord Stanley

Sweeney enjoyed support throughout St. Stephen throughout the day. From a parade that started near the Canada/USA border to the reception at Border Arena to his visit to the city's center the citizens of his home community made sure that the former Boston Bruin Player player and current Administrator felt very welcome.


Drafted by the Bruins as their eighth pick, 166th overall, in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, he went on to play four seasons of college hockey at Harvard University. He earned both NCAA East All-American and ECAC First Team All-Star honors with the Crimson and played in the 1986 NCAA Finals before graduating with a degree in Economics.

The defenseman played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League, including 15 in a Bruins uniform. He is one of just two defensemen and four players in team history to play over 1,000 games in a Boston sweater and he still ranks third on the team’s all-time games played list. He also ranks in the top ten of the club’s all-time lists in career goals, assists and points by a defenseman. He played his final NHL season with the Dallas Stars in 2003-04.


Don Sweeney (#32 Boston Bruins)


 

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