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Stanley in Ottawa

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins is taking care of the coverage from Ontario this weekend. Friday was Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli's day...

The happiest of birthdays
08.05.2011 / 7:45 PM ET

Peter Chiarelli and family hit their final spot for the day, the Marshes Golf and Country Club. They're enjoying food with family and friends, and with the Stanley Cup beside him, Chiarelli could not ask for a better birthday gift.

The sun has set in Ottawa, but the party has just begun …

-- Ryan Bader

Trophy Central

08.05.2011 / 3:30 PM ET

Our next stop is the home of Peter Chiarelli's father-in-law, George Brancato, former coach of the CFL's Ottawa Rough Riders.

The Brancato household once was home to the Grey Cup, and now is home for the Stanley Cup. Many family members and friends enjoyed their time with the Cup in the beautiful Ottawa sun.

-- Ryan Bader

Visiting Uncle Bob

08.05.2011 / 1:30 PM ET

Peter Chiarelli's Uncle Bob was the next to welcome the Cup into his home.

With a red carpet laid out at the entrance of the house, many family members and friends got their chance to meet the Cup.

Uncle Bob, a former collegiate hockey player and former mayor in Ottawa, was ecstatic to have the Cup in his home. The Chiarellis consider themselves a hockey family through and through, and by the crowd at Bob Chiarelli's home we would have to agree.

And we should also mention that today is Peter Chiarelli's birthday. Uncle Bob' had a pair of cakes to celebrate the big day, but the only present Chiarelli needed was the Stanley Cup.

Some gift, eh?

-- Ryan Bader

Time for gymnastics
08.05.2011 / 11:45 AM ET

The next stop is the Nepean Corona School of Gymnastics. Getting to carry the Cup into the gym were Alicia Chiarelli, Peter's wife, and their son Cameron.

Alicia, a former gymnast and gymnastics coach, wanted to share the Cup with the school where she and her daughter have trained in the past. Alicia said she sees the gym as a second home for them, which was why it was important for them to bring the Cup there.

Alicia jokingly said Peter could handle himself quite well in this kind of gym.

Kids from all ages got a chance to pose with the Cup and share in the special day with the Chiarellis.

-- Ryan Bader

Chiarelli takes Cup to school
08.05.2011 / 10:15 AM ET
Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli starts his day with the Stanley Cup at his law school alma mater, the University of Ottawa.

Addressing a large crowd gathered to see the Cup, the GM said he thought he would share the Cup with the community, and he felt strongly about his law school education here. He then took photos with several members of the school's hockey team.  

-- Ryan Bader
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