Barry Trotz may officially be the head coach of the New York Islanders, but on Wednesday he painted the town red in Dauphin, Manitoba on his day with the Stanley Cup.
Trotz grew up in Manitoba and, when his playing career ended, it is where he first became a coach. In 1984-85, Trotz got his first coaching gig as an assistant coach with the University of Manitoba. The following year, he became the general manager and head coach of the Dauphin Kings, a junior team in the MJHL. That made Dauphin a very fitting site for Trotz to bring the Cup.
The hometown hero received quite the welcome.
In Dauphin, Manitoba, where today they honor the hometown boy who won the Stanley Cup because he got the Washington Capitals to play the ... pic.twitter.com/TD3yiHtgqO— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) August 22, 2018
Barry Trotz on parade in his hometown of Dauphin, Manitoba. pic.twitter.com/ko49T9lsjF— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) August 22, 2018
Trotz's day included stops at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre before a parade given in his honor. The parade ended at Credit Union Place, the home of the Dauphin Kings, where fans were given the opportunity to have their pictures taken with Trotz and the Cup.
There was quite the turnout.
The line to take a photo with Barry Trotz and the Stanley Cup stretches out the doors of Credit Union Place, home of Trotz’s former junior team, the Dauphin Kings. pic.twitter.com/rYEedcqHEz— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) August 22, 2018
And the line keeps going through the parking lot and around the building. pic.twitter.com/Hu5xJ9BOpO— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) August 22, 2018
The event raised money for local charities which Trotz pledged to match up to $75,000.
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