Hockey Night in Canada podcast: Keeper of the Stanley Cup
Catching up with the caretaker of sports' most recognizable trophy
It's the oldest and most recognizable trophy in all of professional sports and what every Canadian boy dreams of lifting over their head one day.
The Stanley Cup has seen and been through a lot since it was first awarded to the Montreal Hockey Club in 1893. If the Stanley Cup could talk, it would have some of the most interesting stories to tell.
Kris Draper's newborn daughter sat in the Cup and left a little surprise inside, it's been swimming in Mario Lemieux's pool and taken a shower with Steve Yzerman
The Cup has also had it's fair share of bumps and bruises. Rocket Richard dropped it in 1993. In 1994, a member of the NY Rangers ripped off its head.
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Because of this, the NHL brought on someone to take care of the Stanley Cup.
On this week's episode of the Hockey Night In Canada podcast, host Rob Pizzo chats with the keeper of the Stanley Cup — Phil Pritchard. Pritchard has spent more than 20 years as the caretaker of the Stanley Cup and shares some interesting stories about hockey's holy grail.
Lyle "Sparky" Kulchisky, who was the assistant equipment manager for the Oilers during their championship run in the 80's, also joins Pizzo. Kulchisky talks about an infamous story where the Stanley Cup came back in pieces following a night of revelling.
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