The coolest trophy in sports visited the Canada Olympic House on Monday, but not every Olympic athlete at the 2014 Winter Games was enthused to see the Stanley Cup in Sochi.
While the majority of Canadian Olympians jumped at the chance to hang out with Lord Stanley and take pictures with it, Brian Stemmle, a former alpine skier who represented Canada in four Winter Olympics, took the opportunity to express his displeasure with the trophy’s presence.
Why is the Stanley Cup at Canada House in Sochi?Other athletes don"t bring their trophies. Hate when hockey tries to overshadow other sports—
Brian Stemmle (@brianstemmle) February 17, 2014
Stemmle was clearly in the minority with his stance, as figure skater Patrick Chan, women’s skeleton slider Mellisa Hollingsworth, the curling team and even Corey Perry, who won the Cup in 2007 with the Anaheim Ducks, stopped by to hang out with the trophy.
Check out some of the Canadians who didn’t hate the guest of honor in the photos below.
CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 17, 2014
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Team Jennifer Jones (@TeamJJonesCurl) February 17, 2014