Twice a day for seven years, then NHL-hopeful Dustin Brown would arrive at Cass Park for workouts at six in the morning.

Last Saturday, July 5, Brown returned to the rink where it all began, and brought with him the reward for his years of dedication and hard work, celebrating alongside the city who raised him.

The Los Angeles Kings captain won his second Stanley Cup Finals in three years last month, after beating out the New York Rangers in five games. One of the NHLs more fun traditions is that after the win, each player gets their day with the Cup. Brown chose to spend his at his old rink, where he practiced and played once upon a time, and let his longtime supporters get their hands on hockey’s top prize.

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