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Ranford, nephew celebrate two championships

Friday, 08.22.2014 / 4:28 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

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Ranford, nephew celebrate two championships

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.

Quote of the Day

He stuck his neck out there for us. I don't know what's wrong with him, but you see he was in pain. But he went back in there. He's a tough guy. You've got to give him credit for helping the boys out.

— Panthers forward Brandon Pirri on goalie Roberto Luongo, who returned to game on Tuesday against Maple Leafs after leaving earlier in the contest with an injury
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