Tuesday night, former Capitals head coach Barry Trotz was honored by his hometown in Manitoba, Canada.
The city of Dauphin designated a portion of Trotz’s former street, 5th Avenue Southeast, as Barry Trotz Way. Dauphin Mayor Allen Dowhan made the presentation.
Dowhan, Trotz, and Trotz’s father Ernie all posed for photos together.
— Danelle Cloutier (@danellecloutier) August 22, 2018
— Bartley Kives (@bkives) August 22, 2018
CBC reported that the Manitoba city of 8,457 will hold a parade for Trotz on Wednesday afternoon. Trotz will also take photos with fans for a charitable donation at Credit Union Place. He will later hold a meet and greet. Trotz will match the proceeds raised up to $75,000.
Last season, Trotz, a former Jack Adams Award winner, won the Stanley Cup for the first time in his career. A former player, Trotz is the fifth winningest coach in NHL history.
“It’s been a long time coming,” the mayor said of Trotz’s Stanley Cup victory, according to the CBC. “It put Dauphin on the hockey map and put sense of pride to all who went through hockey in our community.”
“It was probably the first year I wasn’t focused on winning the Cup, I was focused on the process of enjoying the trip and enjoying the journey,” Trotz added.
The street ceremony was reportedly emotional for Trotz’s father.
During an interview with the local media, Ernie Trotz teared up as the gravity of the moment hit him. Ernie said the new sign, less than a block from the family’s home, will serve as a daily reminder of his son’s Stanley Cup victory.
“When he won (the Stanley Cup), I just collapsed,” Ernie Trotz said. “I had tears in my eyes, me and the wife.”
Now Ernie may do that everyday he goes out to run an errand.
Parade in Dauphin today for #NHL coach Barry Trotz visiting with #StanleyCup. After sharing Stanley with hometown, Trotz says family gets private time with big mug "like a firepit, and you stare at it." https://t.co/WLFVUCsS7d pic.twitter.com/7ZEteIJXr9
— Heather Wells (@HeatherWellsCBC) August 22, 2018
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