Thursday, June 14, 2012

L.A. Kings Win the Stanley Cup!



What?  Why is a Connecticut blog featuring the Los Angeles team's victory in the National Hockey League championship?

Because the most valuable player of the series was 26-year old Jonathan Quick, the Kings' goaltender and a local man!  Quick grew up in Hamden, Connecticut, a town south of Hartford, on the way to New Haven.  He attended Avon Old Farms School, just west of Hartford.  The Avon Old Farms hockey rink where Quick played for two years is the brick building at the top right of this photo.

In this year's playoffs, Quick had three shutouts and allowed only 29 goals in 20 playoff games.  Congratulations, Jon.

17 comments:

VP said...

I do not know much about this, but I guess it is a good thing!

Luis Gomez said...

Cool! I like hockey!

Randy said...

Not a fan here but I was surprised by their win.

JM said...

Love those browns! Especially that tree on the left.

Lynette said...

Way cool, Jack, how you've tied it all together in your post today!

Cezar and Léia said...

I would like to understand more about this game.Congratulations to him!
Léia

Malyss said...

If you're happy, I'm glad!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

My older son played hockey and when I see your pic of the brick building, all I can see are the hours and hours, and dark mornings and nights Jon's parents spent in that building for his dream to be realized. Way to go LA Kings!

Sharon said...

A connection to be proud of!

Kate said...

Ah, civic pride in one's own. He did a terrific job!

Sylvia K said...

Congratulations, Jon, indeed! That's terrific!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

He was great through the whole playoff season! Certainly deserved the Conn Smythe trophy as MVP.

cieldequimper said...

Félicitations !

Regina K said...

Way to go Quick!

Halcyon said...

I'm glad the Stanley Cup is finally over. Just so I don't have to hear about it anymore. :)
Nice that a local boy was on the winning team. That does make the sport a little more interesting.

Michelle said...

Not a huge hockey fan, but going to the games was always a riot!

Bob Crowe said...

Yeah, they blew through our team pretty well along their way.This looks like a pretty swanky school.