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Stanley Cup honors Mark Bavis and Ace Bailey at 9/11 memorial

October 14, 2012|By Helene Elliott
  • Kings scouts Mark Bavis and Ace Bailey were remembered Sunday at the 9/11 memorial.
Kings scouts Mark Bavis and Ace Bailey were remembered Sunday at the 9/11… (Mike Bolt / Hockey Hall of…)

The Stanley Cup has traveled far and wide since the Kings won it June 11, but it made an especially poignant visit Sunday.

The Kings arranged to bring the Cup to the Ground Zero memorial in New York City and posed it at the memorial next to the engraved names of scouts Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis, who were on United Flight 175 when that plane was hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Some fans had paid their own tribute to Bavis and Bailey soon after the Kings’ triumph by putting Kings caps and other memorabilia near their names at the memorial.

But this was an official visit — thanks to Phil Pritchard, otherwise known as @keeperoftheCup — and it was shared by the families of Bailey and Bavis. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was also in attendance.

Nice gesture by the Kings and by the Hall of Fame.

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