Cup Tracker: Bolland takes Lord Stanley home

Cup Tracker: Bolland takes Lord Stanley home
August 1, 2013, 7:45 pm
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Scott Krinch

Former Blackhawk and Stanley Cup Final Game 6 hero, Dave Bolland, brought Lord Stanley to his hometown of Mimico just outside Toronto Wednesday afternoon. 

Bolland, who grew up in Toronto, was traded to the Maple Leafs for three draft-picks just two days after the Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade and rally. He scored three goals and two assists in the Final and scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of Chicago's Game 6 Cup-clinching victory in Boston.

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The veteran forward was thrilled to see the support from fans when he paraded the Cup through his hometown.

"To see this many people here, it's always great," Bolland said. "To see the fan support that comes around this Cup, it's awesome to see."

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Despite Detroit being coined as "Hockeytown," Bolland believes Toronto has one of the best hockey fan bases in the world.

"It's fun coming back here, it's a hockey town and it's where all the hockey really began, it's a huge hockey world here," Bolland said. "I think whenever you come back with the Cup it gets crazy like this."

Some of the stops along the way for Bolland included a children's hospital in London, Ontario and a hockey arena in Toronto. 

One of Toronto's most famous celebrities also joined in on the Stanley Cup fun. Drake makes an appearance with Bolland and the Cup in a tweet Bolland sent out.