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Keith brings Cup to childhood rink in Ontario

by Staff /

Duncan Keith on Saturday brought the Stanley Cup to the place where his hockey career began: the Memorial Sports Centre in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Keith played minor hockey in the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association until he was 15, when his family moved to Penticton, British Columbia. He brought the Cup to Fort Frances in 2010 but was unable to in 2013.

Almost 2,000 people showed up for pictures with the Cup and autographs from the Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, who rode in on the back of a Jeep holding the Stanley Cup and fans chanting his name.

"It's hard not to be pretty humbled to come back and see this kind of event and the amount of people that came back and have come out to it," Keith said Saturday, according to the Thunder Bay Times. "It's been incredible, and a lot of credit has to go to the people who put this on and did a lot of work behind the scenes."

The Winnipeg, Manitoba native also found time to take a humorous picture with a moose.

On Friday, Keith, along with his parents and son Colton took the Stanley Cup in a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible to Lester Beach, Manitoba, surprising beach-goers. He then celebrated with friends and family.

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