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Washington Capitals video coach bringing Stanley Cup 'home' to New Hamburg

Kitchener native Brett Leonhardt will be bringing home the Stanley Cup
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Kitchener native Brett Leonhardt will have about 35 pounds extra luggage when he comes to Waterloo Region later this summer.

That's because the Washington Capitals video coach is bringing the Stanley Cup to New Hamburg for a celebration at the original downtown arena facility on Jacob Street.

The Cup will be on display Thursday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a free viewing and open house.

"Everyone who has ever laced up skates dreams of someday winning the Stanley Cup," Leonhardt states in a release. "For me bringing it back to where it all started is a big part of that dream and I am excited to share the Cup with the people of Wilmot and surrounding area."

The stop is part of a Stanley Cup summer tour, spanning 55 cities in 62 days across the globe.

Leonhardt is an alumni of the New Hamburg Minor Hockey program, and played for the New Hamburg Huskies.

He went on to play AAA and junior hockey in Cambridge and Kitchener.

You will be able to see the Cup and take a picture at the event.

There will also be a draw for an autographed Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals jersey.

Proceeds from the draw will benefit New Hamburg Minor Hockey.




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