Stanley Cup, won by Blackhawks, coming to capital
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Stanley Cup is returning to Springfield.
Rocky Wirtz — chairman of the 2013 National Hockey League champion Chicago Blackhawks — announced Monday the trophy will appear at private events on July 29.
It will go to a legislative reception at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then for a photo with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Fighter Wing.
The public may snap photos with the trophy when it arrives at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport at 7 a.m. and leaves the library and museum at 9 a.m.
Officials say it’s possible the cup will be back in Springfield next month.
After the Hawks’ 2010 championship — the first since 1961 — the Stanley Cup made trips to the state Capitol and Illinois State Fair.