Winkler is 135 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg. Anaheim beat Ottawa in five games last spring to win the championship. By tradition, each player on the winning team has a day to do whatever he wishes with the Cup.
A ceremony is planned in Winkler on Saturday afternoon. Penner will be posing for pictures and signing autographs.
“Guys play 15 years to win a Cup and don’t even win it, and now you have to start thinking this mentality, ‘Now I’ve got to see how many I can get,”‘ Penner said. “That’s what will keep a professional in this league, just that drive and determination never to be satisfied.
“A ton of great players have been on that Cup more than once, and … hopefully I can get my name on it more than once as well,” he said.