HAMDEN >> Jonathan Quick scooped up the shimmering trophy he helped win a month earlier and lugged it to midfield at Hamden’s Joe Bruno Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Shadowing him were roughly four dozen children from the Hamden Youth Hockey Association. They’d come to get a glimpse of the famous Stanley Cup and the superstar goaltender that beat the New York Rangers to win it. Again.

They gathered together on the 50-yard line to pose with this scruffy 28-year-old dressed in a grey T-shirt, black shorts and backward Los Angeles Kings’ baseball cap that read “We own California.”


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