Crosby to bring Stanley Cup home

Sidney Crosby will carry hockey's top prize home to Nova Scotia on Aug. 7.

Sidney Crosby will carry hockey's top prize home to Nova Scotia on Aug. 7 — his 22nd birthday.

The captain of the champion Pittsburgh Penguins, a Cole Harbour native, is hoping for a big turnout for the parade and question-and-answer session.

"People from home have been so supportive of me since I was a youngster playing at Cole Harbour Place. I want as many people as possible to be part of this day," he said in a release Tuesday.

The celebration will kick off at 2:30 p.m. with a parade from the Portland Hills bus terminal on Portland Street to Cole Harbour Place.

Fans will be able to question Crosby, have their photo taken with the Stanley Cup and see the famous dented dryer from his parent's home.

There are also plans for a Timbits three-on-three ground hockey tournament and a concert.

Details are expected in the coming days.