Stanley Cup travels to Chicago official’s N.S. hometown on Aug. 31

ANTIGONISH, N.S. – The details have been finalized for the Stanley Cup’s trip to Nova Scotia on Aug. 31.

The trophy is travelling to Antigonish, the hometown of Al MacIsaac, a senior official with the NHL’s cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks.

MacIsaac says the most exciting thing about winning the cup is having a chance to share it with your hometown.

“The real excitement and the real responsibility that goes along with winning this is you want to share it with those kids in minor hockey, in your hometown,” he says.

“Those people who supported you as you were going up the ladder, this is your opportunity to put the trophy in front of as many people as possible and let them share in the exhilaration that goes along with having an opportunity to touch it, and have a photo with it.”

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The cup will be at the Keating Centre on Aug. 31 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and at Piper’s Pub from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Chicago won the NHL title by defeating Philadelphia.

Two years ago, Detroit assistant coach and Antigonish native Paul MacLean brought the cup to the town after the Red Wings took the title.