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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

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic