Drinking From the Stanley Cup

Three or four of you might have watched the conclusion to the NHL season last night.  If you are really interested, you may have watched the postgame celebration on the ice and in the dressing room with the Cup.  You may have asked yourselves, I wonder what the liquid is they are drinking when they pass the Stanley Cup around.  A KCS grade one boy has the answer.

Last week, I was sitting at my desk at the end of lunchtime, when two grade 1 boys asked if they could come in and speak to me.  The first boy asked me if I could do anything I want in my job.  Before I was able to respond, his sidekick looked over at a poster I have in my office with Bobby Orr drinking out of the Stanley Cup after winning it in 1972.  At the bottom of the poster it states:  TRIUMPH:  “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”—Thomas Paine.  He asked me who was in the photo and why is he drinking out of the Cup?

I told him the photo was of Bobby Orr and it was taken in the dressing room right after the Bruins won the Cup.  This caused him to pause, look at the poster and then back at me and ask, “So he was really thirsty so he poured some water into the Stanley Cup and had a big drink?”  “Exactly,” was my response.

Derek Logan
Head of School

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