Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kenora has Stanley Cup Fever

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Let's make it 4 and 0 boys. 

If the LA Kings win tonight they will be the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions. Why would we, in Sunset Country, care if LA wins? Well, Mike Richards, #10 on the LA Kings is from Kenora are we are proud of our home town boy. Richards brought home the Olympic Gold Medal in 2010 and played in the Stanley Cup playoff finals that same year for the Philadelphia Flyers. Unfortunately the Flyers lost in 2010.

LA is leading the series 3-0 and if they win tonight, they will bring home the cup. The residents of Kenora are cheering him on in hopes that he will bring home the cup when he spends his time off at his cottage on Lake of the Woods. 

In the spirit of the Stanley Cup, Kenora businesses have been decorating their storefronts to cheer on the LA Kings and our hometown hero, Mike Richards. Here are some of the storefronts and signs in Kenora:


Verti-Shade on Main Street

Rednex Rebellion on Second Street

"Bring Home the Cup" - Wilson's Stationary

Chip & Pepper are getting in the mood!

Let's fill the cup with Ouzo at the Plaza

Mike makes Kenora proud 

Kantola Motors is getting in the action even if they are in construction mode.
Lake of the Woods Insurance "Kings"

Go LA Go!

Copperfin Credit Union is rooting for Mike too.

Citi Financial getting into the action.

Lot's of reflection in the window, but Weekend Adventure window is rockin'.

Jerseys of all sizes.

King Richard at the Standard! 
Another shot from the Lake of the Woods Insurance windows.

Johnson's Pharmacy has the fever!

Go Go Go!

The Standard Insurance in Kenora rallying for Mike Richards
All hail King Richards, our K-town king.

Will the Kings take it in 4 tonight? Kenora hopes so. The hockey game will be broadcast live in the Kenora Recreation Centre. View their Facebook page for more info on the live game tonight. 89.5 the Lake has more photos on their Facebook page. 

Go Mike Go, you'll make us proud either way.

Update: I guess we'll have to win in New Jersey :) The Kings lost tonight 3-1. As I was driving home tonight I noticed even more storefronts had decorated. The businesses that didn't get involved must be Devils fans. lol.  It's so nice to see everyone get pumped up. The Kenora Recreation Centre was packed tonight and will be again on Saturday night when the city gathers around again to cheer Mike and the Kings on.

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