Cup arrives today
Richards will share Lord Stanley’s mug with public in parade Tuesday in hometown
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.