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Cole Harbor Nathan McKinnon will bring the Stanley Cup home this summer.

Five years have passed since Sydney Crosby last brought the Stanley Cup to Harifax, but afterMcKinnon and Colorado Valante won Sunday, the cup Will be resurrected.

McKinnon fought hard to win the series with former Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay. The series ended 4-2, with Colorado winning and winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in 21 years.

Mayor of Harifax, Mike Savage, tweeted on Sunday saying the cup will be back in town.

Read the tweet, "Congratulations (Nathan McKinnon) and the avalanche, the cup is here this summer."

Congratulations@ Mackinnon9and@Avalanche, the cup is here this summer. What kind of player and what kind of team.

— Mayor Mike Savage (@MikeSavageHFX)June 27, 2022

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In an interview on Monday, Savage said McKinnon played hard and helped lead the team to victory.

"It was great to see it, Nate played a big game," Savage said. "I think Nate was a big leader on the team. We are very proud of him."

Whether to add McKinnon's name to the Cole Harbor sign along with Crosby's name When asked, Savage promised nothing, but hinted that he would be honored in some way.

"I would be very surprised if there was no immediate recognition of Nathan's achievements," Savage said.

Cole Harbor created two Stanley Cup winners, Sydney Crosby and Nathan McKinnon. Google Maps

Cole Harbor councilor Trish Purdy says it's amazing that MacKinnon has reached this point. I did.

"The fact that he's been successful so far is enough to celebrate. It's a cream of crops and not everyone can do what he did," says Purdy. I did.

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The first two times Crosby brought the cup home,was held for Crosby and the cup. Parade, and recently he brought it to the Natal Day parade.

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Purdy said McKinnon is likely to follow in the footsteps of Crosby for a parade.

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"It will be driven by Nathan McKinnon and his family," Purdy said. "Usually it's a big parade and lots of celebrations."

Purdy said the Stanley Cup date hasn't been set yet, but he's working on it now.

Whatever celebration happens, McKinnon expects his fellow Cole Harbor Hoccase Star Sydney Crosby to be there. Sportsnet reported, and after winning the game, McKinnon said Crosby "should come" and "he was me because I was the most drunk man of his two. You should get drunk. "

"Next Level" Players

During the 2021-22 regular season, McKinnon averaged 1.35 points per game, for a total of 88 points. This is 32 goals and 56 assists in 62 games. Makes him one of NHL's top score players.

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It just chased him into the playoff, and McKinnon took first place in the playoff goal, scoring 13 ..

First-Overall NHL Draft Topic and 2013 Memorial Cup Champion McKinnon has continued to improve his performance since arriving at NHL.

Jon Greenwood, a former Peawee and Bantam coach at MacKinnon, says the community is rooting for him.

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"All Hockeys dream of this: the dream of winning the Stanley Cup, "said Greenwood. "He did it. We are all very happy and excited about him. I hope he can relax and enjoy himself."

MacKinnon's hockey career is that he It started when I was a kid playing at Cole Harbor Minor Hockey.

To celebrate McKinnon's success, the Cole Harbor Minor Hockey Association recently introduced the "Nathan McKinnon's Most Diligent Worker Award", which is awarded to the most diligent players on each team.

"It was his motivation that really made him stand out," Greenwood said.

"His motivation, work ethics, and competitiveness have always been to the next level, which has always been a few steps ahead of his peers."

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Greenwood said McKinnon and Crosby are not only great hockey players, but also great role models for the community.

"What we are most proud of these people is how wonderful young men they are. They are wonderful ambassadors of hockey and here in Cole Harbor. It's a great ambassador for the community, "says Greenwood.

Best of the Future

Former Harifax Moosehead is the first to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

Moosehead General Manager and Cole Harbor native Kamrassel says Colorado was the best team in the league throughout the season.

"There is one hockey team in Colorado," Russell said. "They are teams that play at great speeds and definitely have the ability to win the Stanley Cup."

Russell always knew that McKinnon was a great hockey player, but he He said no one could have predicted how successful he would be.

"I don't think anyone knew how special a hockey player would be," he said.

"I knew he was great, but he became a very special hockey player."

However, this is far from the end of MacKinnon. I'm chasing Crosby with two titles in the Stanley Cup.

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"He went into the realm of superstars," Russell said. "He has had great hockey for years by this point, but I don't think the best hockey has come from him yet."

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