Milan Lucic is at the pinnacle of the hockey world. That apparently is not high enough to satisfy Lucic. Lucic plans to spend some quality time with the Stanley Cup in his hometown of Vancouver, the scene of the Bruins' dramatic Game 7 victory over the Canucks in the finals. In 2007, Lucic led the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League to the Memorial Cup championship and was awarded MVP honors for his effort. The Giants celebrated their triumph by taking the Memorial Cup to the summit of Grouse Mountain for a team celebration. Lucic made a pledge that day to return to Grouse Mountain with a bigger prize, and the winger will make the return trip a reality in late August. "I'll take (the Stanley Cup) to my high school with my high school buddies there, then the rink where I started playing and then take it up to Grouse Mountain," Lucic said. "There is a picture of me with the Memorial Cup on the screensaver on my laptop. It's a picture of me looking over the city with the Memorial Cup. I always said I want to replace that picture with a Stanley Cup. This year I get an opportunity to do that." With athletic success and fame comes the obligation to give back. Lucic was honoring that duty yesterday at LeLacheur Park, home of the Red Sox' Single-A Lowell Spinners. Lucic has combined with sponsor NMTW Community Credit to host the second annual Rock & Jock Celebrity Softball Game (www.rockandjocksoftball.org), a charity event to be played at LeLacheur on Aug.?24 at 7 p.m. Teammates Tim Thomas and Shawn Thornton competed in last year's event, and both are expected to attend again next month. "It's a fun time for us as athletes to play a softball game and help a great cause," Lucic said. "For fans, you get to watch us do something we normally don't do and that's swing a baseball bat."
Milan Lucic remains on high
Boston Herald | Jul 7