The Stanley Cup, professional hockey's championship trophy, came to Grand Rapids Wednesday, August 19th. Grand Rapids native, Alex Goligoski, is a defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins, this year's champions. Alex graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 2004, and played three years with the Gophers before signing with the Penguins. Hundreds of kids and families stood in line for hours to have their picture taken with Goligoski and the Cup. Here Zach Stejskal poses with the Cup, and Sydney Watland and Katherine Roy got Goligoski's autograph and souvenir pucks and sticks.
Alex signed autographs and posed for pictures non-stop.