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Stanley Cup in Buffalo on Display Outside Arena

Part of NHL Mobile Museum In Town for Scouting Combine

June 02, 2017 - 10:59 am
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(WBEN) Something Buffalo Sabres fans have wanted for a long time happens today, when the Stanley Cup comes to Buffalo. 

While it is not the same as winning a national NHL championship the fabled cup will be on display outside Key Bank Center today as part of a traveling museum brought here in conjunction with the NHL Scouting combine. 

The skills testing event for players in the upcoming draft is not open to the public, but Sabres Vice President Michael Gilbert says the museum -- and the cup -- are on the plaza in front of Key Bank Center near the statue of the Sabres' French Connection. 

The Stanley Cup will be on display Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.  

The  museum truck features more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments, and a social media wall to showcase the history of the NHL and Buffalo Sabres.

FULL SCHEDULE BELOW 

Hear More With Gilbert on the WBEN Liveline:

NHL Prospects Hit Town - Mike Gilbert

 From the Buffalo Sabres:

The following is a schedule of events for the NHL Centennial Fan Arena (all times local, EST): 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., NHL Centennial Fan Arena (Tops Alumni Plaza at KeyBank Center) 
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Stanley Cup® Appearance 

In addition to the Top Prospects public event and the Stanley Cup® appearance, fans will experience the following:

• MUSEUM TRUCK - The main attraction is a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall. Customized to each market, the Museum Truck will showcase the history of the NHL and Buffalo Sabres.

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VIDEO TRUCK - A second 53-foot trailer with a giant video screen will feature team highlights, all-access programming, and as well as a pop-out stage for special appearances.

• THE "RINK" - A pop-up ball hockey rink will give youth hockey players a chance to shine.

• CLEAR THE ICE ZAMBONI® VR EXPERIENCE - This never-before-seen VR experience allows fans to compete against each other in a race to resurface the ice. Fans will take a seat in a mini Zamboni® ice resurfacer and feel their seat rumble before being tasked with creating the perfect sheet of ice.

• RECYCLE THE GAME - A special net will be on-site for fans to donate gently used hockey equipment. The equipment will be up-cycled back into the community, continuing the League-wide commitment to improve hockey's environmental footprint while supporting youth hockey.

 

 

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