The Summer Of Stanley Is Bound To Have Some Hiccups Along The Way As The Cup Travels From Place To Place. None More So Than In Jonathan Quick’s Hometown Of Hamden, Connecticut Where Some Were Left Disappointed.
In his latest article, Mike Anthony of Courant.com provides some fascinating insight into how the Stanley Cup can leave some loyal supporters with a bad taste in their mouth…
By MIKE ANTHONY | Courant.com
Some 200 of Quick’s friends and family members attended, many from his Avon Old Farms playing days, presumably leaving those people very much satisfied. Certainly Gardner [One of Quick’s former coaches] was. “It was the premier party of the summer,” Gardner said.
But some in Hamden do not have the same feeling.
Bill Verneris, the Hamden High coach who coached Quick for one year, said he was not invited.
“I’ve got no story for you,” he said when contacted and told about a story following up on Quick’s day with the Cup. “I’ve got nothing to tell you. I don’t know what I can say. He had the Cup. He never brought it to Hamden. … He didn’t call me. … He had a private party. I guess I’m not very high on his list.”