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Hurricanes May Be Out Of Playoffs, But Stanley Cup Comes To Raleigh

Posted April 24, 2001 6:20 a.m. EDT

— The Carolina Hurricanes may be out, but the Stanley Cup is in Raleigh.

The Stanley Cup made a special visit to the WRAL studio during the morning show, along with the Carolina Hurricanes' mascot, Stormy. Each player on the championship team gets the trophy for one day.

Mike Bolt, who takes the trophy to different locations, recalled the story of a group of players who got a flat tire and almost lost the Stanley Cup.

"They had to pull the Cup out to get at the jack. They changed the tire took off for a party and left the Cup by the side of the road," he says. "It was 40 miles away, and they realized when they got to the party -- Oops! They had to turn around, and sure enough, it was still sitting there when they got back."

The Stanley Cup is on the road 300 days a year. It is in the Triangle as part of the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer charity fund-raising program.