Saturday, June 20, 2009

By Golly, The Stanley Cup is Coming to Northern MN! (Again)

by Scott Hall

The Stanley Cup is coming to Grand Rapids.

Former Grand Rapids High School and University of MN hockey star, Alex Goligoski, played for the Stanley Cup Champion Pitsburgh Penguins this year. The 23 year-old defenseman played in 45 games for the Penguins during the regular season, scored 20 ponits on 6 goals and 14 assists. Golly saw limited playing time durong the playoffs, but just signed a 3-year contract extension with the Penguins last week. The Penguins GM Ray Shero expects Goligoski to be a key member of the Pittsburgh blue line next season.

Stanley Cup tradition allows for every member of the championship team to bring the cup to his home town for a brief visit. Former Greenway Raider, Mike Peluso, was the last Iron Ranger to bring the Cup home. That was in 1995 when he was with the New Jersey Devils. We don't know now when the Cup will be here, but we'll keep you posted.

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