By Donya Abramo
According to the Grand Forks Herald, TJ Oshie will have his day with the Stanley Cup on July 24 in North Dakota.
Shane Gersich, who signed a two-year, entry-level deal with the Capitals in March, and made his debut during the 2017-18 regular season, will share the day with Oshie.
As of yet, no specific plans for Oshie and Gersich’s shared Cup day have been announced. However, as both are alumni of University of North Dakota, where they played college hockey, the Stanley Cup is expected to make an appearance in Grand Forks at some point during their day.
Oshie also regularly returns to his parents’ hometown of Warroad, Minnesota over the summer, where he attended and played hockey for his high school. He lead the team to two Minnesota State Class A titles in 2003 and 2005. Later, Oshie played for UND, and saw the team to three NCAA Frozen Four appearances.
It won’t be the first time that the Stanley Cup’s presence will grace Grand Forks. After the Dallas Stars won the Cup in 1999, Ed Belfour took the trophy to Hyslop Sports Center. Mike Commodore brought the Cup around town following his win with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. In 2014, the Kings’ Matt Greene visited the Manvel Legion, Darcy’s Cafe, the Red Pepper, and Judy’s Tavern with the Cup.
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