Stanley Cup visits Oak Brook
OAK BROOK – The summer of Stanley in the Chicago area is coming to an end, but wherever the NHL championship trophy goes, huge crowds are sure to follow.
It was no different Tuesday in Oak Brook when Jeff Thomas, athletic trainer with the Chicago Blackhawks, brought the Stanley Cup to Athletico, 709 Enterprise Drive. The unpublicized event was scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but only a half hour into it, long lines started to form trying to get a look and photo with Lord Stanley.
“Summer has been crazy," Thomas said. "We haven't had a lot of downtime after the season, but we're getting healthy and getting ready for non-mandatory stuff coming up on the [Aug.] 26.”