Barry Trotz has Manitoba street named after him during day with Cup

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Is there a better way to celebrate, well, anything than firing a musket rifle into the blue Manitoba sky?

No. No there is not.

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Former Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz spent his day with the Stanley Cup doing just that — and some other cool things too — in his hometown of Dauphin, Manitoba this week. Between the festivities, Dauphin mayor Allen Dowhan announced that Trotz will be immortalized in the town’s infrastructure with a street after the 56-year-old.

After bringing the famous hardware to a senior’s home, where it was revealed that the Cup can hold 14 beers in its bowl (crucial and important information), Trotz and his family loaded onto a float and, accompanied by the RCMP, a firetruck, a band and a bunch of people dressed up in Ukrainian costumes, headed towards Credit Union Place, the home of his former junior team. 

Fans waited and lined up for what looked like forever to have their picture taken with Trotz and the Stanley Cup. The lines were long. Very long.

Later on, old style musket rifles appeared and Trotz was invited to shoot one into the abyss.

Not only is Trotz from the Manitoba community of around 8,500, it’s also where he got his coaching start — stepping behind the bench of the Dauphin Kings junior team in 1986-87.



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