WATCH: Justin Williams and Alec Martinez of the LA Kings make a giant margarita in the Stanley Cup on Jimmy Kimmel Live
TORONTO – The Kings paraded through Los Angeles Monday with the Stanley Cup after winning their second championship in three seasons.
Hours later, defenceman Alec Martinez—whose double-overtime goal on Friday clinched the win—and Justin Williams decided to continue celebrations by turning the hardware into a giant margarita bowl on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
This isn’t the first time the Cup has been used as a beverage container. When the L.A. Kings won the Cup in 2012, Captain Dustin Brown’s two children took the opportunity to drink chocolate milk out of the bowl.
After the parties and celebrations, players on the Stanley Cup winning team can take possession of the trophy—a ritual that has led to several memorable trips.
Here’s a look at the Stanley Cup’s five oddest adventures and misadventures over the years.
On a curb
After winning the Cup in 1924, the Montreal Canadiens were on their way to a party at owner Leo Dandurand’s home.
En route, the team had to pull over to change a flat tire and accidently left poor Lord Stanley in a snow bank on a curb. The team noticed only after arriving at Dandurand’s house. The players rushed back to find the coveted silver bowl where they left it, untouched and undisturbed on the side of the road.
In a basement
Back in 1925, Canadian hockey legend Lester Patrick decided the best place to keep the Cup was in a cardboard box in his basement. His then-teenage sons Lynn and Muzz unsuccessfully tried to engrave their own names into the trophy, reportedly with a hammer and nails.
Fifteen years later, the brothers would have their names carved into Stanley after the New York Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2.
In 1996, Colorado Avalanche’s Sylvain Lefebvre made hockey’s “The Holy Grail” a tad more (or perhaps less) sacred after he used the Cup to baptize his infant daughter.
Ten years later, Carolina Hurricane’s Andrew Hutchison wanted to repeat the “tradition,” but the plane carrying the Cup was delayed and baby Hutchison had to be baptized without it.
Sure, the Cup may get cleaned several times each day when players have it, but it doesn’t mean that Lord Stanley doesn’t need extra scrubbing after a day of being touched and kissed by strangers.
Back in 1997, Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman was so elated to win his first Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Philadelphia Flyers that he took the Cup into the shower and simultaneously made hockey’s most sought-after trophy into the world’s most invaluable soap dish.
As a diaper…and pitcher
After the Detroit Red Wings won the trophy in 2008, centre Kris Draper placed his newborn daughter Kamryn in the Cup.
Not a big deal, until you read what happened next:
“She pooped in the Cup…We had a pretty good laugh. I still drank out of it that night, so no worries,” Draper said in an interview.
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