Cup ar­rives to­day

Richards will share Lord Stan­ley’s mug with public in pa­rade Tues­day in home­town

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Brad Richards is ex­cited to bring the Stan­ley Cup back to Prince Ed­ward Is­land for a sec­ond time.

The 35-year-old Mur­ray Har­bour na­tive is ex­pected to ar­rive in the province to­day with the Cup, but ex­act de­tails were not avail­able. A pa­rade in Mur­ray Har­bour be­gins at noon on Tues­day, but peo­ple are urged to get to the com­mu­nity by 10 a.m. due to traf­fic re­stric­tions be­ing put in place.

“I am ob­vi­ously very ex­cited and proud to be able to get some time for another pa­rade through Mur­ray Har­bour. Home is al­ways home,” Richards said in an email to The Guardian.

“Hop­ing for great weather and hop­ing peo­ple will en­joy see­ing the Cup for the sec­ond time. I love Stan­ley Cup pa­rades.”

Richards won the Cup in his first and only sea­son with the Chicago Black­hawks on June 15. He won his first Cup with the Tampa Bay Light­ning in 2004 when he was named play­off MVP.

The pa­rade be­gins at Ma­chons Points Road and travel to the com­mu­nity cen­tre where speeches will take place. The cup is sched­uled to leave the com­mu­nity at 1:30 p.m.

“I have a few ideas that hope­fully work out that I didn’t get to do last time. It’s hard with one day to try to get ev­ery­thing you want in.”

Richards signed a one-year con­tract with the Detroit Red Wings on Canada Day.

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