Cam Neely finally had his day with the Stanley Cup, and in true Neely fashion, he unselfishly shared it with the many people who have worked with him over the years, as well as the people of Cambridge and Boston.
Neely had his day withStanleyon Wednesday, and his first stop was at the Neely House. A bed-and-breakfast style home for cancer patients and their families located within Tufts Medical Center. It opened it 1997 and many of the employees have been there since day one.
In addition, the many families currently staying at the Neely House got the opportunity to share in Lord Stanley’s magic.
“I took it to the Neely House, to the employees that have worked there for years – people like Patricia Rowe, who is the manager — so I took it in there and got some great pictures,” he said. “Actually there’s a really cool shot, I think because I haven’t seen it yet, with the Stanley Cup underneath my parents’ photo on the wall in the Neely House.”
From there, Neely visited a police and fire station, then pretty much did a tour of the city, with stops at the High Rise Bakery, Formaggio Kitchen, Noir, the Charles Hotel, the Town Restaurant, the Charles River Golf Course, and Scampo in the Liberty Hotel.
Neely said he wanted to share the Cup with as many Bruins’ fans as possible, seeing the support the fans have always given the team in good time and bad.
“I’m so excited for them because I’m a huge fan of our fans. I think we’ve got the best fans in the league,” Neely said. “I’ve said this all along, this is what they’ve deserved. They’ve deserved the Cup for a long, long time and now they finally have it and it’s nice to be able to, whether it’s our players or management or community relations, or our marketing department, whoever it is that’s taking the Cup out there, it’s great for them to be able to be a part of it, enjoy it, touch it, see it, get their picture with it, it’s awesome.”
Neely will have a second day with the Stanley Cup later this summer, but will bring it home toVancouverto share with family and friends.