Stanley Cup To Appear In Springfield

Jul 22, 2013

The Stanley Cup is returning to Springfield.  
Rocky Wirtz _ chairman of the 2013 National Hockey League champion Chicago Blackhawks _ announced Monday the trophy will appear at private events on July 29.  
It will go to a legislative reception at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then for a photo with the Illinois Air National Guard's 183rd Fighter Wing.  
The public may snap photos with the trophy when it arrives at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport at 7 a.m. and leaves the library and museum at 9 a.m.  
Officials say it's possible the cup will be back in Springfield next month.  
After the Hawks' 2010 championship _ the first since 1961 _ the Stanley Cup made trips to the state Capitol and Illinois State Fair.