BostonBruins.com -- The Stanley Cup is guaranteed to bring along one thing on each visit this summer -- joy.
|Scott Bradley |
Director of Player Personnel Scott Bradley recalls the happiness that Lord Stanley brought to himself, his family, and his community.
He began his day by transporting the Cup by helicopter from Vancouver to Port Louis, BC in order to share part of his day with full time Bruins scout Dean Malkoc’s home.
The Stanley Cup sat in the front seat during the helicopter ride.
“Every time we landed or took off there was lots of people that could see it and it was pretty special to see the reactions to Mr. Stanley sitting in the helicopter,” recalled Bradley.
Bradley said that the most memorable part of his day was sharing the Cup with local children at the Regional Cancer Hospital.
“You know to see smiles on young kids faces, all ages, it was just very very special. It made your heart feel good,” he said
Bradley grew up with the hockey spirit running through his family and was glad to spend the rest of his special day with them.
He recognized the excitement the Cup brought to his relatives, “they’re still wide eyed and smiles from ear-to-ear.”
After 18 years with the Bruins organization, Bradley can now savor the moment of being on the Vancouver ice on June 15 knowing that he is now part of a Stanley Cup championship team.
“It’s a lifetime dream," he said. "We’ve finally climbed the mountain.”---Erika Wentzell