Kicking off the new year with a visit from the Stanley Cup

Durham College (DC) kicked off the new year by celebrating with Stanley – Lord Stanley that is. On Monday, January 8, the Stanley Cup – North America’s oldest and most revered championship trophy in professional sport – visited the college with DC alumnus and Keeper of the Cup Phil Pritchard.

DC students, employees and alumni were on hand to pose for photos with the one-and-only Stanley Cup and to speak with Phil. In true Canadian spirit, butter tarts and hot chocolate were also provided.

A graduate of DC’s Sport Administration program, Phil Pritchard has been taking care of the Stanley Cup since his first week on the job at the Hockey Hall of Fame more than 20 years ago. Now vice-president and curator at the famed hockey museum, Phil received a DC Alumni of Distinction award in 2016.