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  • The Hockey Corridor of Fame has requested gamers to cease doing keg stands out of the Stanley Cup.
  • A number of Capitals gamers, together with captain Alex Ovechkin, ahead Tom Wilson, and defenseman Brooks Orpik celebrated their Stanley Cup win in June by utilizing the 126-year-old trophy for keg stands.
  • The Hockey Corridor of Fame is frightened that the transfer, which requires gamers to be held the wrong way up to drink out of the trophy’s bowl whereas gripping its rim, may trigger injury.

The Hockey Corridor of Fame has requested NHL gamers to cease doing keg stands out of the Stanley Cup after the Washington Capitals popularized the celebration.

A number of Capitals gamers, together with captain Alex Ovechkin, ahead Tom Wilson, and defenseman Brooks Orpik celebrated their Stanley Cup win in June by utilizing the 126-year-old trophy for keg stands.

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However the Hockey Corridor of Fame is frightened that the transfer, which requires gamers to be held the wrong way up to drink out of the trophy’s bowl whereas gripping its rim, may trigger injury.

“I’ve nothing towards keg stands,” Hockey Corridor of Fame vice president Phil Pritchard instructed USA TODAY Sports activities. “My purpose is just to protect the Stanley Cup. If they might do keg stands with out grabbing the Cup, then nice. However in the event you put weight on it, then it is going to have an effect on the Cup.”

Whereas the trophy has traveled to 25 nations, swam within the backside of Mario Lemieux’s pool, and been used as a baptismal font and a receptacle for a new child baby, it had by no means been used for keg stands till this 12 months’s Washington Capitals got here alongside, Corridor of Fame officers instructed The Washington Publish.

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“[Keg stands] have not actually been that in style within the hockey world, I suppose,” Pritchard, who has been taking good care of the cup for the final three many years, stated.

Pritchard stated there aren’t any onerous and quick guidelines for what gamers can and might’t do with the cup, however he stated he asks that they be respectful to the trophy, the sport and its historical past.

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And regardless of the keg stands – or trophy stands – Pritchard stated the Capitals gamers have been nothing however respectful whereas aggressively partying with the Stanley Cup this summer time.

“We have simply completed with the Washington Capitals workers and gamers and the blokes have been unbelievable,” Pritchard stated. “Each one in every of them. They get it, however they’re having enjoyable. From the time Alex Ovechkin confirmed each emotion on the ice once they gained till yesterday when Alex Chiasson was the final participant, they have been superior.”

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