The Stanley Cup came to town

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record

It was a very special Tuesday for hockey fans in Sherbrooke on July 30. The St. Louis Blues’ left wing and Fleurimont native David Perron brought the Stanley Cup down to the Léopold-Drolet arena for over 1,800 Townshippers, some of whom began lining up at the venue at 5 a.m., eager to see the iconic trophy. Perron made history in June when he and the Blues won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in its 52-year history. Perron made sure to give the Cup a one-of-a-kind experience in his hometown. The 31-year-old picked up the trophy at the Sherbrooke airport in East Angus at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday and then took it to his Magog home for his wife Vanessa and kids Mason and Victoria to see. “We actually ate our morning cereal and drank chocolate milk out of the cup,” admitted Perron, laughing. “It was really special to see my kids have so much fun and live that with me. It’s always been my dream to live in Magog by the lake and now I got to eat cereal out of the Stanley Cup with my kids there too.” See full story in the Wednesday, July 31 edition of The Record.

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