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.
A native of New Westminster, British Columbia, Bill Ranford has won two championships with the Kings since joining the organization in the summer of 2006. He won the Stanley Cup twice as a player with the Edmonton Oilers (1988, 1990) and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 1990.
After visiting some friends and businesses in the area, Ranford allowed town residents to spend some time with the trophy when he brought the Cup to the Glenbrook fire hall Thursday afternoon.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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