The Stanley Cup goes everywhere with Pritchard
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The Stanley Cup goes everywhere with Pritchard

The National Hockey League's Stanley Cup and it's many chaperones. 

I learned something new: The Stanley Cup has chaperones. It would be like going on a date with someone and having their mother or father join you for the process-- a little bit of a buzzkill.
Back when the trophy was first commissioned, in 1892, by Sir Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston, or just "Lord Stanley", he mandated that the trophy be in the care of two "trustees" to make sure it was well taken care of and kept in it's proper condition. This is still true today! The players have limited time w/the Cup.
For 100 days during the year they can do whatever they want with it. Hopefully they are respectful, but some players have gone swimming with it, among a myriad of other odd things.
The rest of the time, it is w/one of the "Keepers of the Cup", a representative from the Hockey Hall of Fame. Philip Pritchard is the current representative, which he's been since 1991.
Mr. Pritchard has a Twitter account that he updates on where the Cup is at all times. The other appointed Trustees, or chaperones, Brian O’Neill and Ian “Scotty” Morrison have, according to the Hockey Hall of Fame, "absolute power over all matters regarding the Stanley Cup.” That's a whole lot of responsibility! 
This Cup seems more guarded than some paintings at museums! The history is rich and the trophy is held to such high esteem among hockey teams, players, and fans all across the world. 
Ian “Scotty” Morrison and Brian O’Neill.
Ian “Scotty” Morrison and Brian O’Neill.
Pritchard receives assistance in presenting the Cup.
Pritchard receives assistance in presenting the Cup.
“This cup seems more guarded than some paintings in museums!”
Philip Pritchard with the Stanley Cup.
Philip Pritchard with the Stanley Cup.
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The "Keepers" having a little fun.