The Missouri Mavericks announced today that the Stanley Cup will be on display before and during Friday's game against the Rapid City Rush at thei Independence Events Center.

The Missouri Mavericks announced today that the Stanley Cup will be on display before and during Friday's game against the Rapid City Rush at thei Independence Events Center.
 
“We are thrilled to be able to bring our fans the Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America,” Mavericks President and General Manager Brent Thiessen said. “The cup is amazing to see up close. Our fans are in for a special treat and they deserve it. We are happy to be able to bring this piece of hockey history to our fans and allow them the opportunity to see it up close free of charge.”
 
Fans will first have the chance to view the cup at Strikerz Entertainment Center from 5-5:45 p.m. on Friday evening. Strikerz is located at 18900 Valley View Parkway in Independence.  
 
The trophy will then head to the Events Center. Starting at 6 p.m., the cup will be on display on the concourse for fans to view and take pictures until the end of the second intermission.
 
The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes in North America. It is awarded annually to the National Hockey League champion and was first awarded in 1893. Unlike the trophies awarded by the other three major professional sports leagues of North America, a new cup is not made each year and the winners keep it until the next champion is crowned. The cup has the names of all of the winning players, coaches, management and club staff engraved on it. Currently, the Boston Bruins are the reigning Stanley Cup champions.
 
Tickets for all remaining 2011-12 regular season games are on sale via www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information on the Missouri Mavericks, call 816-252-7825 or visit www.MissouriMavericks.com.