Stanley Cup “Misses” Flight, Horton’s Day Cut Short

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.!/hortseysgurl/status/92607570526732288

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.


One Comment

  1. JG says:

    If you only have one day with the Cup, how the heck do you have time to take it to the Czech Republic????????????

  2. elrod says:

    TSA should be destroyed.

  3. Calder14 says:

    They should give him another day.

  4. Cutepi314 says:

    I can’t really see any of the other guys on the team complaining about Horty getting another day, or half day, or whatever, to make up for it. Logistics-wise, these guys are multimillionaires: I don’t think it would be too difficult for Kaberle to reschedule his flight to the Czech Republic if Horton had to take his (Kaberle’s) day. Hell, if it were me, I don’t think I’d really care what day it was, as long as I got my day with the Cup.

  5. lee ann says:

    7 minutes late….are you kidding me….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

Download Our App
Download Weather App

Listen Live