Stanley Cup sent on unexpected trip

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The Stanley Cup was mistakenly loaded onto the wrong plane on the weekend and sent thousands of miles from its intended destination, the handler of the National Hockey League’s most prized trophy said on Tuesday.

Mike Bolt, who travels with the Stanley Cup over 200 days a year, said he checked the unmarked case carrying the trophy at a New Jersey airport on Sunday, but when he landed in Vancouver was told by Air Canada that his package was in Toronto.

“I wasn’t expecting a problem since it’s such a simple flight with no connections,” Bolt, who has been traveling with the Stanley Cup for 10 years, told Reuters. “Anyway, they call me over and tell me the package is not there.”

Full story: Stanley Cup gets sent on unexpected road trip – Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News.