There's a Wilfrid Laurier University connection to this year's Stanley Cup winner, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Former WLU men's hockey player Steve Griggs is chief executive officer of the Lightning.
Tampa Bay shutout Dallas 2-0 on Monday to take the championship series in six games.
Griggs (BA '92), who first joined the National Hockey League franchise in 2010, has also held the roles of president and chief operating officer.
“We are thrilled for Steve on being part of a Stanley Cup Champion,” commented Golden Hawks head coach, and former teammate with Laurier, Greg Puhalski. “Tampa has been a success on and off the ice and Steve deserves a lot of credit for that. Congratulations Steve!”
Griggs played three seasons with the Golden Hawks between 1988 and 1991, winning a pair of OUAA titles with the team.
Due to the pandemic, this year's Stanley Cup playoffs were played in bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton.