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PHOTOS: Lord Stanley’s Cup visits Steamboat Springs, delighting many

John Russell and Shelby Reardon
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Students at Strawberry Park Elementary School had an opporutnity to get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Curtis McElhinney, who earned the cup twice while playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2020 and 2021, brought the cup to Steamboat Springs.
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Students from Mr. Simmons’s first grade class were filled with excitement as they got a chance to get close to Lord Stanley’s Cup Thursday Oct. 27, 2022. Curtis McElhinney earned the Cup twice while playing Tampa Bay Lightning. He brought the Cup to Steamboat Springs celebrating the Lightning’s 2020 and 2021 titles.
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Students from Mrs. Ellsworth’s fourth grade class were excited to get close to Lord Stanley’s Cup Thursday Oct. 27, 2022. Curtis McElhinney earned the Cup twice while playing Tampa Bay Lightning. He brought the Cup to Steamboat Springs celebrating the Lightning’s 2020 and 2021 titles.
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Tampa Bay Lightning goal tender Curtis McElhinney holds onto the Stanley Cup at Strawberry Park Elementary School as students from Ms. Reisman and Mr. Maki’s third grade classes get a chance to see and touch the Cup. McElhinney earned the Cup twice while playing Tampa Bay Lightning, and brought the Cup to Steamboat Springs celebrating the Lightning’s 2020 and 2021 titles.
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Leo Branson gets his photograph taken with the Stanley Cup by Mrs. Hamric Thursday Oct. 27, 2022. Curtis McElhinney who earned the Cup twice while playing Tampa Bay Lightning. He brought the Cup to Steamboat Springs celebrating the Lightning’s 2020 and 2021 titles.
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Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney walks the Stanley Cup into Howelsen Ice Arena. The two-time Stanley Cup Champion brought the trophy to Steamboat Springs on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, while celebrating his back-to-back victories in 2020 and 2021.
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Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney and Yampa Valley resident finds his name on the Stanley Cup at Howelsen Ice Arena on Thursday, Oct. 27. The cup was available for public viewing for a couple hours.
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A line of hundreds snaked inside and out of Howelsen Ice Arena on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, as people lined up to see the Stanley Cup, which was brought to town by former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney and Yampa Valley resident.
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Martha Bonin and Buddy pose in front of the Stanley Cup, which was brought to town on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, by former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney and Yampa Valley resident.
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Rey Cruz and Zach Renner smile big while getting a picture with the Stanley Cup at Howelsen Ice Arena on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney and Yampa Valley resident brought the cup to town to celebrate his 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cup Championship victories.
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Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney and Yampa Valley resident brought the Stanley Cup to Steamboat Springs on Thursday, Oct. 27 to celebrate his back-to-back championship wins in 2020 and 2021. The visit to Steamboat was extra special for Colorado Avalanche fans, as the team was the most recent to win the coveted trophy.
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Kelly Anzalone, middle, and his children, Jayda, left, and Emmett, wait to see the Stanley Cup at Howelsen Ice Arena on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney and Yampa Valley resident brought the trophy to town to celebrate his back-to-back championships in 2020 and 2021.
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Mike Wooten kisses the Stanley Cup at Howelsen Ice Arena on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney and Yampa Valley resident brought the trophy to town to celebrate his back-to-back wins in 2020 and 2021.
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The Stanley Cup was brought around Steamboat Springs schools on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, and ended its tour at Howelsen Ice Arena. Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney brought the cup to the Yampa Valley, where he lives, to celebrate his back-to-back championships from 2020 and 2021.
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Kelley Williamson speaks with Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney after getting a picture with the Stanley Cup on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. McElhinney, a two-time Stanley Cup champion in 2020 and 2021 and brought the trophy to the Yampa Valley, where he now lives.
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The Huns West, the reigning Steamboat Springs adult league hockey champions, brought their own trophy to place next to the Stanley Cup on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. The coveted NHL trophy was brought to town by former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney and Yampa Valley resident.
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