Almost a week after the Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three seasons, the team is still driving with the trophy all over Los Angeles. Today, the Kings travelled to some of the beach cities in Los Angeles.
Many of the Kings players, as well as head coach Darryl Sutter, reside in the South Bay. They began in Redondo Beach, went through Hermosa Beach, ultimately ending at the pier at Manhattan Beach.
Riding along on the backs of Toyota trucks, the team showed their thanks by waving to the fans. Captain Dustin Brown held the Stanley Cup for all to see.
The Kings took an interesting path to winning this year’s Stanley Cup. After losing the first three games of the first round against the San Jose Sharks, the Kings won four straight games to win the series.
The Kings also defeated the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks in seven games. The Kings ended their run by defeating the New York Rangers in five games.
The popularity of hockey has steadily increased in southern California with the two recent Stanley Cup victories for the Kings. Their last win was in 2012. The Ducks have also helped the popularity of the sport with their own title in 2007.
All in all, fans were excited to see their team holding the Cup and hope they will see it again next year.