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On their way to Jordan's camp on Shebandowan Lake, about 45 minutes away from Thunder Bay, they stopped to get a picture beside the sign that announced the hamlet of Stanley. The Cup had been there before — when Eric had the Cup after the Hurricanes' win. "This hamlet has seen the Stanley Cup more than most big cities," Jordan laughed.
Not much further along, the entourage stopped at the Nor-West Arena, which had a relatively new sign that honoured the local boys who had played there, including the Staal brothers.
Jordan's camp is next door to Eric's on the beautiful lake, and one of the features of which he is most proud is a Canadian flag at the end of his dock, something he pointed out on a frequent basis. Pictures were taken on that dock, in the sauna, in a hammock and in Jordan's new boat, which Eric was good enough to test out for him.
On the way back to town, the gang stopped at the Niagara of the North — Kakabeka Falls. The view of the water roaring down into the Kaministiqua River was breathtaking!
Back at home, all the boys were there with their partners, including Eric's wife, who is expecting their first child in September. Henry and Linda, the boys' parents, served nachos as well as Persians, an amazing pastry indigenous to Thunder Bay.