DiPenta is expected to show the Cup around at the IWK Health Centre this
morning, then at Dartmouth Crossing at 10:30 a.m., and later on the streets of
Cole Harbour during a parade at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., there will be an unveiling of
a Joe DiPenta memorabilia cabinet at Cole Harbour Place, not far from a cabinet
dedicated to Cole Harbour’s most celebrated hockey player, Sidney
Crosby. Plus, Mayor Peter Kelly has officially deemed today Joe DiPenta Day
for metro, which caught the big defenceman by surprise.
McDonald, who helped the Anaheim Ducks win the National Hockey League title in
June, will arrive with the Cup — the symbol of the NHL championship — between
9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
The celebration will take palce in front of the Colgate
Inn, and fans are encouraged to arrive no later than 9 a.m. because of limited
on-street parking.Hamilton mayor Sue McVaugh, Colgate president Rebecca Chopp,
Colgate men's hockey coach Don Vaughan and McDonald will speak as part of a
short ceremony, then fans will have a chance to view the Cup and get autographs
from McDonald for about one hour.Fans will not be permitted to touch the Cup,
but fans may take photos.
The first 500 fans in attendance will have the opportunity to receive a commemorative T-shirt, and the first 1,500 fans will have the chance to get an 8 x 10 print of McDonald with the Cup.In case of inclement weather, the celebration will take place at Cotterell Court at the Reid Athletic Center.
For security reasons, Clark hasn’t been informed of the exact hour when the
cup will begin its 24-hour stay in Ontario County. He will arrive on Aug. 21
with his wife, Tracy, daughter, Bailee, and son, Landon, and has been
assured that it will be here for the 2-7 time slot at the Country Club. If
time permits, Clark also may take the cup — which will be escorted by a
security representative from the NHL’s office — to some other local spots.
The final itinerary won’t be hammered out until just a few days before the