Fans flock to see Stanley Cup trophy at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine — Waterville native Andy Saucier brought the Stanley Cup to Colby College on Tuesday and the line was long to see the National Hockey League's beautiful trophy.


Saucier, the video coach for the NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins, had the Cup at Colby's Alfond Rink for more than two hours to allow hundreds of  fans to see the trophy and have pictures taken. The line went out the rink door, out the team entrance door, and down the long sidewalk adjacent to the rink.

Part of the tradition for winning the Stanley Cup is for coaches, players, and front office personnel to each have one day with the trophy. Saucier was going to spend the rest of the day with family and friends.

Andy Saucier puts down the Stanley Cup for the start of Tuesday's event. (Emma Robertson photo)

Jack Kelley, Saucier's grandfather, was in attendance Tuesday. Kelley is a former Colby men's hockey coach and was the president of the Penguins from 1993 to 2001. The Jack Kelley Head Coach of Colby Men's hockey is named after Coach Kelley.

Saucier, who played youth hockey at Alfond Rink, is the nephew of Colby graduate Mark Kelley '80, the vice president of amateur scouting for the Chicago Blackhawks.

The viewing at Colby was the only public appearance and the lone opportunity in Central Maine to see the Cup. Pittsburgh head coach

The Stanley Cup was at Alfond Rink earlier in the day and a huge crowd came out to see the trophy.

Mike Sullivan will have the trophy at Boston College High School on Wednesday

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