INDUSTRY – After making stops in the Inland Empire on Wednesday, the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup arrived at the Pacific Palms Resort for a celebration expected to draw as many as 700 people.
The cup was awarded to the Los Angeles Kings following their championship win earlier this year.
According to tradition, members of the team and team administrators are each given 24 hours to spend with the cup.
Wednesday was Kings’ co-owner Ed Roski‘s day with the cup.
John Semcken, senior vice president of Majestic Realty, Roski‘s company, said the cup was taken to visit with the city councils of Ontario, Chino and Industry, where Majestic owns most of its properties.
“We just thought it would be fun,” Semcken said.
Later in the day, the cup was taken to Pacific Palms, a hotel complex owned by Roski.
Once there, a private reception was held for about 700 business leaders and politicians from across the San Gabriel Valley. In attendance were former Kings team member Jim Fox, broadcaster Bob Miller, and Luc Robitaille, former team member and current president of business operations for the team.