Three days after the Stanley Cup appears at the Chicago Blackhawks' banner-raising opening game Oct. 1, one of sport's oldest and most revered trophies will spend the day in Duluth.
Blackhawks assistant general manager Norm Maciver, a former All-American defenseman at UMD and a Duluth resident, will bring the Cup to town for one day as is the tradition for every member of the organization.
Though Maciver didn't yet want to publicly divulge the Cup's travels during the day, it will be on display in the Amsoil Arena concourse from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 4, before the UMD women's regular-season opener. Tickets to the game against Connecticut and parking that night are free.
Maciver plans a private viewing for UMD coaches and alumni prior to the public showing and then another private function in the evening.
There won't be a lack of places to bring the Cup. After all, everyone wants to see it.
"It's a good problem to have," Maciver said by phone from Chicago on Tuesday.