Stanley Cup “Misses” Flight, Horton’s Day Cut Short
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BOSTON (CBS) – Bruins winger Nathan Horton’s day with the Stanley Cup was cut a bit short on Sunday.
Tammy Plante-Horton, Nathan Horton’s wife, mentioned on Twitter she was going to meet her husband in Buffalo, New York before his parade in Dunnville, Ontario, which was set to begin at around 11 a.m.
As a result, his day with the cup was cut short.
CUP day cut short if cup shows at all :( sucha bummer—
tammy plante-horton (@hortseysgurl) July 17, 2011
According to Horton’s wife, the Stanley Cup was “lost” at Boston’s Logan Airport on Sunday.
“The Stanley Cup was actually never lost,” JetBlue spokesperson Sebastian White told WBZ-TV. “The person traveling with the Cup checked it in at 7:37am, for an 8:00am flight.”
White added that the cutoff time for checked baggage is 30 minutes prior to departure to give the TSA time for screening. The cup arrived seven minutes past the cutoff point.
“Due to the late check-in, the case didn’t make the flight and it was placed on the next flight to Buffalo,” said White.
Dunnville, Ontario is a little more than a 60-minute drive from Buffalo, where the Cup arrived before 1 p.m., according to White. Horton’s wife also mentioned that the Bruin planned to take the cup to Toronto as well on Sunday.
Horton arrived at his parade in Dunnville without the cup, according to the Toronto Star’s Kevin McGran.
“Horton says he’s embarrassed Cup not with him and he only gets it for a short time,” said McGran on Twitter.
The cup eventually made its way to Horton by 2:30 p.m.
Tomas Kaberle’s day with the cup is on Monday. He planned to take it to the Czech Republic.