Sens victory would send Cup parading through Gatineau
If the Senators win theirfinal series against the Anaheim Ducks, the Stanley Cup won't just come back to Ottawa— it will also visit Gatineau, Que.
Both Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien and the Senators' hockey club have confirmed that a Stanley Cup parade would pass through Gatineau, just across the Ottawa River,Mayor Marc Bureau said Wednesday.
"It's a team that is maybe more from Ottawa, but 15 to 20 per cent of the spectators at Scotia[bank] Place are francophones nonetheless," he told Radio-Canada in French.
The National Capital Commission is responsible for organizing a possible parade. The route has not yet been decided but it is expected to pass along Laurier Boulevard in front of the Museum of Civilization on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River.
The City of Gatineau said it will raise a Senators flag in front of its city hall at the end of the week.
Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final happens Wednesday at the Honda Center in Anaheim (CBC, 8 p.m. ET).