Although Vancouver is still waiting to win the Stanley Cup, Chicago Blackhawks defenceman and Tsawwassen-native Brent Seabrook gave his hometown a little taste of the trophy Friday.
Seabrook started out at the South Delta Recreation Centre Friday morning where he greeted fans and aspiring NHL players with the cup.
He then visited Gastown’s Cavalier jewellers to pose for pictures with fans, families and kids at a private event.
Seabrook’s younger brother Keith, who owns Cavalier, said it was an honour to have hockey’s holy grail in the store, although superstition kept him from touching the cup.
“We’re very thrilled and honoured to have the cup here, it’s so amazing and it was nice of Brent to bring it down to show it to everyone,” Keith said.
“I played professional hockey and the rule was if you haven’t won it yet, you don’t touch it.”
Seabrook and the cup will travel to Kelowna next to wrap up his day with the trophy.
Gallery: Brent Seabrook brings the Stanley Cup home to B.C.