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Stanley Cup coming to Winona

WINONA, Minn. - The Stanley will make a stop in Winona, Minn.

Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough, a St. Mary's alumnus, is bringing the cup to his alma mater on Friday, Sept. 6th. His visit will include a public rally and viewing of the cup at the school's Winona campus.

"On behalf of Saint Mary's, let me say how honored we are that John has chosen to share the Stanley Cup with his alma mater and how proud we are of John and his continued accomplishments," said Saint Mary's President, Brother William Mann in a written statement. "Under his leadership, the Blackhawks have taken home the Cup twice, and the Saint Mary's community has celebrated with him every step of the way."

The public is invited to a rally from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in Gostomski Fieldhouse — during which McDonough will address the crowd and the Cup will be on display.  Following the rally, a limited number of attendees will have an opportunity to take pictures with the Stanley Cup from 5 to 7 p.m. in the fieldhouse.

Due to time constraints with the Cup, only those with wristbands will have the opportunity for an up-close view. Wristbands will be given out beginning at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to begin lining up at 1:30 p.m.

Saint Mary's volunteers will direct attendees on where to park and line up.

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