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Ben Lovejoy brings Stanley Cup back to school

Defenseman first New Hampshire native to win trophy, takes it to his alma mater, Dartmouth College @NHLdotcom

Ben Lovejoy, the first New Hampshire native to win the Stanley Cup, brought the trophy back to school there Monday.

The defenseman, who won the Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins, first stopped at Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, N.H., before a visit to Thompson Arena at Dartmouth College.

"As soon as we won, I reached out ... and said I would love to have an event where I could show off the Stanley Cup to the people of New Hampshire," Lovejoy told WMUR-TV. "It would have been the coolest thing in my life, when I was an 8-year-old, to have the Stanley Cup come to my home state to my hometown."

Tweet from @CMSsports: Thank you & congratulations to @RevLovejoy6 Ben Lovejoy '99 who made a special trip to Campus today! #StanleyCup

Tweet from @CMSsports: Thank you @RevLovejoy6 @nicklovejoy @weeskate Carl Lovejoy & @MammaBay for bring the #StanleyCup to campus today!

Lovejoy was a ninth-grade 1999 graduate of Cardigan, and played at Dartmouth from 2004-07, where he also played lacrosse.

He and his wife, Avery, also a Dartmouth alumna, visited some favorite spots on campus, according to the Dartmouth Sports website.

Tweet from @dartmouth: .@dartmouthalumni @RevLovejoy6 '06 brings the Stanley Cup home. #GiveARouse ������

Ben also posed for a photo with Gov. Maggie Hassan.

Tweet from @GovernorHassan: Congrats to Canaan's Ben Lovejoy on winning the Stanley Cup!

Fans waited in the rain for more than an hour to see the trophy at Dartmouth's home arena.

Tweet from @Dartmouth_MIH: Ben Lovejoy���s night with the Stanley Cup at Thompson Arena proves to be huge success.

Lovejoy, a native of Concord, N.H., signed a three-year contract with the New Jersey Devils on July 1.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Ben Lovejoy enjoys some off season chat with the #stanleycup. @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame

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