June 15, 2011; Vancouver, BC, CANADA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman presents the Conn Smythe trophy to Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (not pictured) after game seven of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. Boston defeated Vancouver 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Stanley Cup At Ice Den Scottsdale Wednesday

The Stanley Cup will be making an appearance at the Ice Den Wednesday night from 5-7 pm at 18 Degrees. The Cup is coming courtesy of Denver Wilson, equipment manager for the LA Kings and son of Phoenix Coyotes Head Equipment Manager Stan Wilson. Denver  has decided that he wants to spend part of his day at 18 Degrees and let hockey fans in the valley see and get a photograph with the best trophy in all of sports.

The official press release is below.

SCOTTSDALE—The Stanley Cup will be making an appearance at 18 Degrees and at the Ice Den in Scottsdale on Wednesday, August 29th from 5pm to 7pm.

The Ice Den is thrilled to announce that Denver Wilson, a trainer with the Stanley Cup Champion L.A. Kings, will spend his “Day With The Cup” at 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill.

Wilson, a long-time employee of the Ice Den and Coyotes Ice Sports, has chosen to bring the most storied trophy in professional sports to the Ice Den in support of minor hockey, Valley wide. It will mark the first time the Cup has been in the building since 1998, when it was on tour from the National Hockey League.

Wilson, who joined the Kings at the start of the 2011-12 NHL season was fortunate to taste victory in his very first year with the club. The Kings eliminated the New Jersey Devils in six games to claim their first trophy in the franchises’ 45-year history, and our Denver Wilson was along for the glorious ride.

Now we are all fortunate that he has chosen to bring the Cup to Arizona and share it with friends, family and the hockey community. Join us for this celebration, and if you choose, have your picture taken with the Stanley Cup for a small fee of just $5, all proceeds will go to the Jukka Nieminen Children’s Trust.

Followers of our hometown heroes, the Phoenix Coyotes, remember Jukka as a trainer with the organization for sixteen years. He passed away suddenly at just 40 years of age, leaving behind two young daughters.

Please join us at 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill inside the Ice Den on Wednesday, August 29th from 5pm to 7pm to toast our local Stanley Cup champ, Denver Wilson, and have your picture taken with the greatest trophy in all of pro sports…Lord Stanley‘s Cup!

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