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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday News - Evening Edition

So, it Thursday night and what shall I do. Spend time watching TV? Read a book? Perhaps a computer game?  Nah, I gotta get the latest and best in Ducks news to all of the fans out there!  Tonight I have some more May Day coverage(no picturess yet) and the Ducks sign a grizzled veteran for their Portland farm team.

May Day coverage by

It was May Day in August.

And for the folks of Stouffville, this was a put-the-toddlers-on-the-shoulders-and-hope-they-remember-what-they're-seeing kind of afternoon as they dotted Main Street for a celebration.

It's not every day, this being Maple Leafs territory, that the Stanley Cup gets paraded. Rarer still when it goes right past your front door.

But there it was in the convertible, behind the fire truck and in front of the oversized pickup carrying the chanting kids, going right past the Fickle Pickle Restaurant, Good Eat Chinese Food and Freak Inn Tattoo.

"Never seen it before," said Wayne Marks, as he stood in front of his Stouffville Monument Works Ltd. "I didn't think I'd ever see it this close up."

But Brad May brought it home.

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Another May Day Article courtesy of

It's not enough just to touch the Stanley Cup, apparently.

Hockey-crazy York Region residents wanted to hoist it, place their babies in it and drink from it during the cup's whirlwind tour of Stouffville, Markham and Uxbridge yesterday.

Using it as a baby seat is fine.

And plenty of folks guzzled beer from it last night during a tour of night spots.

But holding the oldest trophy in North American pro sports over your head is reserved for cup winners past and present, Brad May, host of the cup yesterday and today, told so many people so diplormatically.

The cup is in Muskoka, the May family's summer home of many years, today. It will tour a camp for children with cancer and may hook up with the Calder Cup for a rare photo op later. (The owner of the American Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs is an off-season  neighbour of the Mays.) Brad and the cup were in a helicopter above cottage country at 7:30 a.m., filming scenes for a video being shot for

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Ducks sign veteran defenseman Eric Weinrich to play in Portland and if he is luck in Anaheim. 

Portland, Maine - The Portland Pirates and Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Eric Weinrich to a one-year AHL contract.
Weinrich, 40 (12/19/66), started last season as an assistant coach for the Portland Pirates (AHL) after announcing his retirement on August 7, 2006. On January 25, 2007, Weinrich relinquished his duties behind the bench and became the oldest active player in the American Hockey League. He played in 36 games during the 2006-07 season and registered 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists).
"I am excited about extending my career and even more excited about doing it here in my home state with the Pirates," said Weinrich.

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