ITHACA, N.Y. It has been a matter of pride and honour to stay in touch with and to follow the professional hockey career of my former Our Lady of Lourdes student Dustin Brown.

I taught so many fine students during my career. A few truly impacted my life and those of so many others. One such shining star is Dustin, captain of the Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings.

This past weekend, my wife Elizabeth, her mother Maureen Murphy and I travelled to Dustin's hometown of Ithaca, N.Y. for a Stanley Cup party. More than 300 family and friends were packed into a quaint pub called the Boatyard Grill on the shores of Lake Cayuga for the event.

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