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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News -Ryan Shannon Stanley Cup Day

Thanks to the folks at for the heads up on this link to an article on Ryan's day with the cup.

The procession was non-stop, for almost two hours as hockey fans from town and afar flocked to have their picture taken with the Stanley Cup, and to have the man who won it with the Anaheim Ducks last season, sign sticks and shirts, and just about anything else.

It all happened at the Darien Ice Rink beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 23, when Ryan Shannon, 24 of Darien, arrived and raised the famous trophy before a group of hundreds lined up to enter the rink for the event, and then headed inside to get it all started, in what was an electric, if understated moment marked by the humble NHL pro.

From there, it was smiles — miles of smiles it seemed — all around, with the throngs winding their way from the front doors, looped around the rink on the outside, and back into the rink out on to the ice where the Cup and Shannon were set up. It was a marathon signing ceremony put on by Darien’s one and only Cup winner ever, and only third Cup winner in the state all time.

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