The Stanley Cup stops by Local 10 News’ studios for a visit

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in professional sports.

It is nearly three feet tall, weighs 37 lbs. and is 131 years old.

Every year, the Cup goes to the winner of the Stanley Cup Final, the championship series at the end of every NHL season.

This year, for the first time since 1996, the Florida Panthers will have the opportunity to compete for the legendary and historic trophy.

On Wednesday, the Stanley Cup stopped by the Local 10 News studios in South Florida.

It was escorted by Mike Bolt, the Keeper of the Cup, from the Pro Hockey Hall of Fame.

They chatted with Local 10 News’ Ian Margol, another huge hockey fan, before heading out west for the beginning of the Stanley Cup Final.

Game 1 between the Panthers and the Vegas Golden Knights will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.