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Stanley Cup Arrives In San Jose For All-Star Festivities

Mike Colgan
January 23, 2019 - 8:19 am

SAN JOSE — The Stanley Cup is the biggest attraction in San Jose right now ahead of the NHL All Star Game this weekend. 

The NHL trophy was displayed in the City Hall rotunda on Tuesday and attracted a line of eager fans that went out the door. 

Hockey enthusiast Tom Pavel, who grew up in Wisconsin and wore a San Jose Sharks jersey, said the opportunity to take a picture with the famed silver cu was not to be missed. 

"You don't want to touch this cup, because that gives you bad luck," he said as he kept a safe distance from the towering award while examining the names of championship teams that had won the cup in years past. 

The San Jose Sharks President John Tortura predicted that the Stanley Cup will return to San Jose in June. 

"We'll bring it back after we win it as well," said Tortura. "That's the goal every year." 

The all-star game, scheduled for Saturday, will give an economic lift to the city. Tortura said that 7,500 hotel rooms had been booked by out-of-town hockey fans. 

There are other chances to see the cup, according to John Poch with the San Jose Sports Authority. 

"Anyone can see the cup, Thursday through Sunday at the San Jose convention center," he said. 

More information about the weekend's all-star events can be found here.