After visiting Sweden, the Stanley Cup headed east for two celebrations in Finland. First up was Colorado Avalanche forward Artturi Lehkonen. There he kept his celebrations small with a trip to a community rink in Turku, then to the gym where he trains and of course, the Cup got to experience an authentic Finnish sauna.
Artturi Lehkonen enjoys low-key day with the Stanley Cup in hometown of Turku, Finland on Friday. https://t.co/NzUsgMs9zH— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) July 29, 2022
It’s getting hot in here— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 29, 2022
…. Literally it’s a sauna.#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/cMqNnSC5Gg
Lehkonen wrapped up his day with the Cup on a boat ride where Mikko Rantanen joined in the festivities. Since Rantanen’s day with Cup followed maybe it was an official handoff.
No better way to end the night than with great friends and a River Boat Party.#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/xVv4GOzGF9— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 30, 2022
In Mikko Rantanen’s hometown of Nousiainen, Finland there was a larger celebration where Rantanen chose to carry the Cup in on a fire truck and then held a public rally showing off the famous trophy.
Moose fans near and far unite!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/P5N8BHKipw— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 30, 2022
The day started off with Mikko eating some type of local breakfast out of the Cup but then also letting the family pooch have a taste. As per usual, the mornings were a family affair before a community celebration and then a private party with some live music by the water later on.
A great day in Finland for Mikko Rantanen and the Stanley Cup. A dog even drank (ate?) out of it. Seriously | by @PetersenWill https://t.co/kUhwdPYEVP— DenverFan.com | 104.3 The Fan (@1043TheFan) July 31, 2022
The Stanley Cup will be back in Canada starting this weekend with Darcy Kuemper’s celebration in Saskatoon.