|While Ray Shero enjoyed his day with the Stanley Cup in Cape Cod on Saturday, July 18, he did get a brief taste of life with the Cup a little earlier. |
On Tuesday, July 7, the Penguins' general manager accompanied the glorious trophy to the Governor's office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Late that afternoon, Shero took the Stanley Cup to his golf course to show some of his pals. Then, it was back to the house where a few friends joined him. One of those at the Shero residence was Dave Hannan, who played with Pittsburgh during the 1980s.
Leaping ahead to July 18, Ray and his wife Karen took the Stanley Cup to Cape Cod, joined by sons Chris and Kyle. Several friends joined the Sheros, including Greg and Linda and their son Justin and his former goaltending teammate from St. Lawrence University, Gary Weicker, as well as wife Penny and their children.
The kids ate ice cream out of the Stanley Cup, the world's greatest sundae dish, then Kyle helped clean it all up once the last delicious spoonful had been consumed.
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From 1980 to 1983, the Stanley Cup practically lived on Long Island as the phenomenal New York Islanders of that era won four consecutive NHL championships. But on Friday, July 17, Rob Scuderi became the first native of Long Island to bring the Stanley Cup home for a celebration.
Scuderi was born in Syosset, a hamlet on the northern coast of Long Island, where he and his brother Kenny would dream about one day winning the Stanley Cup. Ken, who plays with the Charlotte Checkers in the ECHL, was there to celebrate with his older brother, as were sisters Christine and Liz and parents Bob and Leslie, as well as Rob's wife and children.
Rob decided he wanted to share the Stanley Cup with Long Island. His Dad, a former officer with the Nassau County Police Department, made certain there was a police escort to each of the stops. Seven motorcycle officers led the way as Rob and the Stanley Cup stopped first at Bethpage High School, where his Mom teaches. Then it was over to a hangar at the Nassau County Police Department where helicopters are stored.
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|Ray and his family sharing a moment with the Cup in Cape Cod. (Mike Bolt/HHOF) |
|Ray Shero is all smiles while sharing a moment with the Stanley Cup. (Mike Bolt/HHOF) |
|Rob proudly hoisting the Cup at Lido Beach in Hempstead, NY. (Mike Bolt/HHOF) |