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Ducks defenceman Beauchemin hoists Stanley Cup in Quebec hometown

The 27-year-old received a hero’s welcome as he brought the cup home to Sorel-Tracy, Que., about 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal, the all-news network LCN reported.

“Today marks another moment I will remember for a long time,” he told hundreds of onlookers.

“I’m going to take advantage of every moment today to celebrate.”

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Beauchemin chatted with fans and signed autographs during his day with the cup, a long-standing tradition for members of the winning team.

The Ducks captured the Stanley Cup last month after beating the Ottawa Senators in five games in the best-of-seven final.