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News Release: STANLEY CUP VISITS MICHIGAN AND CAROLINA TO CELEBRATE 2002 FINALS

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

STANLEY CUP TO VISIT NORTH CAROLINA JUNE 8, 9, 10

Stanley Cup
NEW YORK (June 3, 2002) – In keeping with the Stanley Cup's storied populist tradition, the 109-year-old symbol of hockey supremacy will visit Michigan and Carolina in celebration of the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals. The Detroit Red Wings will face off against the Carolina Hurricanes, who are marking the franchise's first berth in the Finals.

The Stanley Cup will be accompanied by Mike Bolt in Michigan and Phil Pritchard in Carolina. The Stanley Cup's itinerary is listed below. Media interested in having the Stanley Cup visit their studio and newsroom or in following the Stanley Cup as it travels through Michigan and/or Carolina must call Sandra Carreon at the NHL. Media will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, June 8
1 p.m.
Visit to Wilmington Beaches
Wilmington, N.C.

2 – 6 p.m.
Public Viewing of Stanley Cup at Riverfront Park
Water Street in front of Federal Building
Mayor of Wilmington will be on hand.
Rain Plan: Thalian Hall Ball Room @ City Hall, 102 W. Third St.

Sunday, June 9
10 – 11 a.m.
Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club
325 South Wingate Street, Wake Forest

4 – 7 p.m.
Durham Bulls Game
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham
Keeper of the Cup, accompanied by Stanley Cup, to throw out first pitch. Stanley Cup will be on display for duration of game at the Diamond View Plaza between the outfield seats and the Diamond View Office building.

Monday, June 10
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Public Viewing of Stanley Cup at Raleigh State Capitol
1 East Edenton Street, Raleigh

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