Braydon Coburn will finally have his opportunity to share the Stanley Cup with his hometown. Coburn will bring the Stanley Cup to Shaunavon on Sunday, August 8, almost two years after he won the National Hockey League championship.
Coburn and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars on September 28, 2020 to win the second Stanley Cup in franchise history.
Coburn, now 36, is a veteran of 983 regular season games and 137 post-season games. He was the eighth overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. The 6’5’’ defenseman has played in the NHL with the Thrashers, Philadelphia Flyers, Lightning, Ottawa Senators, and New York Islanders.
There will be a grand entrance at the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Center at 12 p.m. on Sunday to kick off a day of celebrations. Organizers are encouraging everyone to be at the rink for noon to welcome Coburn home. There will be ample opportunity for autographs with Coburn and pictures with the Cup following the grand entrance.
A community BBQ will run from 12-3 p.m. that afternoon. Burgers will be supplied and prepared by the Ranch House Meat Company. A silver collection will be taken with proceeds being donated to the Shaunavon District Fire & Rescue.
Later that evening, there will be a social evening in the CPWC curling rink. Admission will be free with a cash bar available. Local entertainment by Tyler Casat and Company will be provided. There will also be a brief program at approximately 9 p.m.