The Southwest Booster

Coburn bringing Stanley Cup to Shaunavon


Braydon Coburn will finally have his opportunit­y to share the Stanley Cup with his hometown. Coburn will bring the Stanley Cup to Shaunavon on Sunday, August 8, almost two years after he won the National Hockey League championsh­ip.

Coburn and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars on September 28, 2020 to win the second Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Coburn, now 36, is a veteran of 983 regular season games and 137 post-season games. He was the eighth overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. The 6’5’’ defenseman has played in the NHL with the Thrashers, Philadelph­ia Flyers, Lightning, Ottawa Senators, and New York Islanders.

There will be a grand entrance at the Crescent Point Wickenheis­er Center at 12 p.m. on Sunday to kick off a day of celebratio­ns. Organizers are encouragin­g everyone to be at the rink for noon to welcome Coburn home. There will be ample opportunit­y for autographs with Coburn and pictures with the Cup following the grand entrance.

A community BBQ will run from 12-3 p.m. that afternoon. Burgers will be supplied and prepared by the Ranch House Meat Company. A silver collection will be taken with proceeds being donated to the Shaunavon District Fire & Rescue.

Later that evening, there will be a social evening in the CPWC curling rink. Admission will be free with a cash bar available. Local entertainm­ent by Tyler Casat and Company will be provided. There will also be a brief program at approximat­ely 9 p.m.

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