The National Hockey League’s top trophy began a tour across the province this week. Avalanche defenceman Josh Manson kicked off the guide Wednesday in Prince Albert.
“This is where I grew up and played minor hockey.” says Manson. “So to bring it back here and share it with the people of Prince Albert, it’s special.”
Manson held his day with the cup outside the Art Houser Centre, and says hockey is a big part of the city’s identity.
“I think the passion that Prince Albert gave me for the game of hockey. You grow up and it’s such a big part of the city, and the people here. That’s what really, I guess, carved me out and rooted me in hockey and made me want to have that drive to win the Stanley Cup.”