From soups to Slurpees, players have served up some interesting dishes and beverages during the Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Tour this summer.
The Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup tour has been non-stop this summer! So far Avalanche faithful have seen it head to the lake with Sammy G and his pups, take a ride down the streets of Czechia with Frankie, and greet patients at a Saskatoon Children’s Hospital thanks to Darcy Kuemper. As it travels to new and exciting lands and becomes the center of attention in every fan photo, the Stanley Cup has also been the holder of interesting meals or beverages for the team.
I’m talking about the things like…
Nicholas Aube-Kubel eating a rabbit or fish stew called Gibelotte from the Cup while hanging out on his boat…
Or Jack Johnson and his kids enjoying some ice cream sundaes to cool off after lugging the Cup around Ohio all day.
Part of the “day with the Cup” tradition is being able to share some special moments with your best friends, or in Mikko Rantanen’s case, it was his favorite Finnish dish with man’s best friend.
Libations are naturally a part of every major sports celebration. Josh Manson and professional cowboy Tanner Byrne decided they’d partake by knocking back some brewskies…
As well as Coach Bednar and company at his charity golf tournament.
Frankie must have had enough beer, however, and he opted for something a little stronger.
Squeezing everything into 24 hours with the Cup can be a bit of a challenge, but Avalanche Scout Wade Klippenstien made sure he got lunch and dessert squeezed into his celebrations.
Traveling around all day makes planning out all of your meals and drinks a bit of a challenge and you have to give in to your impulse, like Cale did when he made a pit stop for some Slurpees.
Recently, it was announced that Nathan Mackinnon’s day will be on August 20th, and Nazem Kadri will take it on August 27th. Maybe Nate will let go of his diet for a day by eating a giant bowl of Mac N’ Cheese or drinking pure chocolate sauce from the Cup just for fun. I know if I had the trophy for a full 24 hours, I’d have doughnuts in it for breakfast, then lunch would be a green chile smothered cheeseburger. Of course, I’d have to wash it all down with a Colorado craft beer just to make it the most Colorado-centric meal of all time.
What about you, Colorado Avalanche fans?