COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Stanley Cup, the most storied trophy in sports, and the Calder Cup, awarded in 2016 to Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters – affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets – and for the past 80 years to the champions of the American Hockey League, will be on display at Nationwide Arena on Friday, September 9 as part of the celebration of that night’s World Cup of Hockey 2016 Pre-Tournament game between the United States and Canada.
Courtesy of the Tortorella Family Foundation, fans will have the opportunity to take their own photos with the Cups from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Nationwide Arena Activity Center, located near off Nationwide Blvd. near the McConnell Street entrance. Fans can enter the Activity Center through doors located off Nationwide Arena and do not need a ticket to that night’s game to participate. Once the game begins, both Cups will be on display on the arena’s main concourse at the Bud Light Terrace.
The Tortorella Family Foundation, created by Blue Jackets and Team USA Head Coach John Tortorella and his wife, Christine, is committed to numerous causes dedicated to animal advocacy and children’s literacy. For more information on the foundation, visit www.tortorellafoundation.org.
Tickets for the September 9 World Cup of Hockey 2016 Pre-Tournament game between the United States and Team Canada are available online at BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans may purchase by phone at (800) 745‐3000. For more information, including Team USA and World Cup of Hockey 2016 news, visit www.BlueJackets.com/USA.