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.
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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.”
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.”