Stanley Cup Parade in New Rochelle on Ice, Says Mayor

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Moments after his Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars to win the National Hockey League championship, Kevin Shattenkirk was looking forward to bringing the Stanley Cup home to New Rochelle, NY.

In today’s New York Times, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson cast doubt on a parade due to the coronavirus.

Q. “In your wildest dreams did you ever envision a Stanley Cup parade in New Rochelle, New York?”

Shattenkirk: No it’s going to be the first one and I’m so happy to bring it back there. Like I said, there are people everywhere, everyone along the way, there are a lot of people who have helped me get to this point and I want to thank them. This is amazing. I can’t wait to bring it back to the people of New Rochelle.”

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Last week, defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was already vowing that he would take the Cup home to New Rochelle, N.Y., a New York City suburb, as soon as possible.

“Needless to say, we are very proud of Kevin,” Mayor Noam Bramson of New Rochelle said in an email, adding that the city still hadn’t considered just how an official recognition might be realized. “Options,” he noted, “are severely constrained by COVID.”

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  1. I had the opportunity to work with Kevin’s mother and have Kevin as a student in my 1st year as a teacher at Iona Grammar. She was a great caring teacher and he was an excellent student. I have been teaching in New Rochelle for 20 years and there are a lot of young students who play ice hockey and look up to Kevin. Not only has he proven to be a class act on and off the ice, but a role model to the youth hockey kids. It would be disappointing if he cannot share his great accomplishment of winning the Stanley Cup with the community where he started his hockey career.

    There has been a lot of negative press in New Rochelle lately. I understand that we are not over this pandemic, but with the right precautions taken, this could a good thing for New Rochelle. Over the summer Harbor Island held peaceful protests to support the people who were wrongly treated by the police. What’s the difference as to have an event to raise the cup?

    Congratulations Kevin, I hope there is another cup in your future!

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