Crosby sur­prises home­town Hor­tons, drops by for visit with Stan­ley Cup

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - THE CANADIAN PRESS HAL­I­FAX —

Sid­ney Crosby met the Stan­ley Cup at the Hal­i­fax air­port Frid­day, be­gin­ning his two days with the sto­ried tro­phy with a sur­prise visit to a home­town Tim Hor­tons.

Paul MacFar­lane, oper­a­tions man­ager for the Tim Hor­tons in Cole Har­bour, said he heard an ex­plo­sion of ap­plause and watched Crosby walk through with the Cup and the Conn Smythe Tro­phy.

The cof­fee shop, vis­ited fre­quently by Crosby as a kid, is on For­est Hills Park­way, which will be shut down Saturday to al­low the Pittsburgh Pen­guins cap­tain to pa­rade the Cup.

Each player of the Cup-win­ning team gets one day cus­tody of it.

As team cap­tain, Crosby is per­mit­ted to have the tro­phy an ex­tra day and said he wanted to share it with as many peo­ple as he could.

PAL Air­lines tweeted a photo of Crosby, the Cup and an uniden­ti­fied man in an or­ange safety vest with thanks for vis­it­ing their of­fices.

But it was at the lo­cal Tim Hor­tons where Crosby — who is phe­nom­e­nally pop­u­lar in his home­town — gen­er­ated the most ex­cite­ment.

MacFar­lane said Crosby stayed for about 15 min­utes, tak­ing photos with ev­ery­one.

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