Conn Smythe, Hart Trophy, Turner Cup, Kelly Cup on display
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, in conjunction with the ECHL, announced today that the Stanley Cup will appear during the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Week presented by Visit Orlando, marking the 13th time in the last 15 years that the NHL championship trophy will be on display during the ECHL All-Star festivities.
The Stanley Cup will be making numerous appearances around Orlando including a stop at Florida Hospital for Children on Monday, January 19, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in addition to a number of media outlets.
On Tuesday, January 20th, the Stanley Cup will be on display for any fans that have purchased a FanFest Ticket to have their picture taken with the revered trophy. Ticket holders will receive a separate pass required for admission into the Disney Atrium at the Amway Center from 5:00-10:00 p.m. during the ECHL FanFest presented by Walgreens.
As part of the Hockey Hall of Fame display, presented by Sutton Special Risk, the Conn Smythe Trophy, Hart Trophy, and Turner Cup will also appear during the All-Star festivities.
The Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, has twice been awarded to ECHL alums with Boston’s Tim Thomas receiving the trophy in 2011 and Los Angeles’ Jonathan Quick in 2012.
The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the National Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player. Wayne Gretzky won the award a record nine times during his career, including eight consecutive seasons from 1979-80 through 1986-87. Gordie Howe received the Hart Trophy six times during his career.
The Turner Cup was the trophy presented to the champion of the International Hockey League from the league’s inception in 1945 through the 2000-01 season when the Orlando Solar Bears became the final champion of the league’s history. The trophy was retired and moved to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
The CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic will be surrounded by a week-long schedule of events, starting with the Orlando Youth Hockey Association Martin Luther King Day Tournament at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den. The tournament begins on Friday, January 16th, and runs through Monday, January 19th. More than 50 youth hockey teams from across the U.S. and Canada will travel to Central Florida for the Tournament.
The FanFest presented by Walgreens will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The FanFest will also include:
- Church Street Station Block Party with a DJ, inflatable games, and a visit from Shades and the Solar Bears Dancers
- Country Concert featuring Madeline Smith presented by Wealth by Design and Coors Light at Cheyenne Saloon
- HockeyFest at the Ballroom on Church Street Station including a Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit presented by Sutton Special Risk with the Kelly Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy, the Hart Trophy, and the Turner Cup on display, player appearances, interactive games, and the MeiGray “History of Hockey” jersey and memorabilia display
- Outdoor Youth Hockey All-Star Game at the Garland Avenue Parking Lot where local youth house league and travel hockey players will team up with ECHL All-Stars in an outdoor deck hockey exhibition
The Kelly Cup will also be available for viewing at the ECHL Hall of Fame luncheon on Wednesday, January 21st, as well as during the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Visit Orlando.
To purchase tickets for the All-Star Classic please CLICK HERE. To purchase tickets for the Hall of Fame Luncheon or the Madeline Smith Concert please contact the Orlando Solar Bears at 407-951-8200.
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The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.
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