As many as 1,000 people of all ages got a rare chance to see and even touch the Stanley Cup on Aug. 20 when hockey hall of famer John Bucyk took it first to Creston and District Community Complex and later to Swan Valley Lodge.
Bucyk, who has been a Boston Bruins radio broadcaster since retiring as a player in 1978 (he’s been with the Bruins’ organization for 53 years!) brought the cup to Creston to inspire young players and thrill fans, even disappointed Vancouver Canucks supporters. After signing more than 500 autographs and posing for countless photos at the Community Complex, Bucyk took the Stanley Cup to Swan Valley Lodge, where his sister-in-law resides.
Bucyk, who grew up in Creston and played minor hockey in Edmonton, asked to extend his thanks to all those who took the time to meet him and have their photograph taken with hockey’s most prized trophy.