Defenseman Alec Martinez, who scored the overtime goal that gave the Los Angeles Kings their second Stanley Cup in three seasons, celebrated with his family Monday at his home in Allen, Texas, near Dallas.
While assistant coach Davis Payne, who had the Cup on Sunday in Kamloops, British Columbia, filled it with cheeseburgers, Martinez opted for Fruit Loops instead.
Martinez scored 14:43 into the second OT of Game 5 of the Final to give the Kings a 3-2 victory against the New York Rangers. He also scored the overtime winner against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.
Samuel Kurker, a 2012 second-round pick (No. 56) of the St. Louis Blues, had one goal and two assists as the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League beat Swedish junior club Malmo 5-1 in a Junior Club World Cup game Monday at Sports Palace Ufa in Ufa, Russia.
Sioux City leads Group B with a 3-0 record and is the only undefeated team in the 10-team tournament.
Forward Joe Snively, a 2015 NHL Draft prospect, had one goal and one assist for Sioux City, and Adam Johnson added one goal and two assists.
Still basking in the glow of winning the Stanley Cup for the first time, Los Angeles Kings assistant coach Davis Payne wanted to bring hockey's ultimate prize back home to Kamloops, British Columbia. He received his opportunity this weekend when he returned to the place he still considers his hometown despite spending most of his time in Southern California.
"It's a chance now to pay it back and celebrate and share all this stuff with everybody that was an important part of it all the way along," Payne told KamloopsThisWeek.com in June. "All the coaches in Kamloops, all the friends and teammates that I have that are still there,"
Thursday was a memorable day in the life of Los Angeles Kings goaltending coach Bill Ranford. He had two reasons -- and trophies -- to celebrate.
Ranford spent the day with not only the Stanley Cup he and the Kings won in June, but with the Calder Cup; his nephew, Brendan Ranford, won the American Hockey League championship with the Texas Stars.
Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones enjoyed a homecoming with the Stanley Cup when he returned to his native North Vancouver for a celebration at the North Shore Winter Club, where Jones played minor hockey.
"I remember playing here for four years and those were some amazing memories I had here, so to come back and have that kind of welcome was awesome," Jones told the Vancouver Sun. "I think that's what's so special about this thing, when you're able to share it, especially at a place where you spent a lot of time as a kid. And to come back and give back a little bit it's fun for them and it's fun for me as well. There's some happy kids out there, so that's what it's all about for sure."
Mitchell's fishing trip was tame compared to his first experience with the Cup in 2012, when he ascended Mount Benedict to meet his wife, Megan, for a champagne toast.
Mitchell, 37, has played in 795 NHL games for five teams. In 89 Stanley Cup Playoff games he has 16 points, including a goal and three assists with a plus-10 rating in 18 games to help the Kings to their second Stanley Cup in three seasons.
The three-time Cup winner took the Cup to a dock on Sylvan Lake, Alberta, where he, his son and daughter raised the trophy (and replicas) over their heads.
After the Kings' 2012 championship, Colin and his son Calder (then 19 months) each lifted a trophy near the lake. Calder was ill during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, causing Colin to leave the Kings for a brief time.
Canada scored four first-period goals and defeated the Czech Republic 6-2 to win the gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup on Saturday in Breclav, Czech Republic.
It is the seventh straight championship at the tournament for Canada, which outscored its opponents 32-10 this year.
"We knew we had to have a really good start against [the Czechs] because they were playing really well," coach Jody Hull told The Globe and Mail. "Our guys just bought into the process. It's an amazing group."
The Canadian Under-18 select team closed out its preliminary-round schedule in Group B of the 2014Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup with an unbeaten record following a 5-1 victory against Slovakia on Wednesday at Zimny Stadion in Piestany, Slovakia.
Canada, the six-time and defending tournament champion, will face the United States in the semifinal round Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET. Canada has defeated the U.S. the past two years in the championship game of the Hlinka Memorial. The Americans defeated Finland 9-4 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals.
Canada received goals from five different scorers and goaltender Callum Booth of the Quebec Remparts in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League made 12 saves in his first start of the tournament.