The Inland Empire will be home to one of professional sports’ most coveted trophies when the NHL’s Stanley Cup hits Ontario on Sunday, September 2.
The Cup’s visit was announced on Friday by the Ontario Reign, the Inland Empire’s minor league ice hockey team. It’s the affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, which won their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history earlier this year.
Reign officials they would host hockey’s top prize at the main lobby of the Ayres Hotel and Suites Ontario Convention Center on Sunday, Sept. 2 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. It’s also a public relations event aimed at highlighting the new partnership between the Reign organization and the hotel.
The Reign’s official team photographer is set to take pictures of hockey fans with the Stanley Cup, which spends a few days with each player on the team that wins the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But be prepared to spend some bucks if you have your pic taken by Reign photographer Lee Calkins: “These photos will be made available online for purchase,” according to the Ontario Reign’s statement.
While this was labeled a free event, the Reign’s announcement left unsaid whether IE hockey fans can take their own pic with “Lord Stanley’s Cup” and avoid having to buy a pic online. This writer has an email into Reign’s PR staff, so an update will reflect what they say.