Congratulations to Ben Lovejoy ’03 and the Pittsburgh Penguins for winning their fourth Stanley Cup on Sunday against the San Jose Sharks. The Penguins’ 3-1 win eliminated the Sharks in Game 6 of the final series. The team will celebrate in Pittsburgh tomorrow with a parade downtown. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
Defenseman Ben Lovejoy held up the Stanley Cup when the team won it in 2009 but as a black ace, he was more of a spectator than participant in that postseason and did not get his name on the Stanley Cup. This time, his name will be inscribed.
“Seven years ago doesn’t count [personally],” Lovejoy said. “I didn’t win it then. … I had a great seat. This is… This is awesome. I feel like I earned this one. Our team earned this one. We came a long way to become the team we are now. It wasn’t easy and this is awesome.”
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