STANLEY CUP RETURNS TO TAMPA BAY WITH PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT ST. PETERSBURG'S BAYWALK
The Stanley Cup will make its first public appearance in the Tampa Bay area since opening night in October as former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk and Lightning Executive Vice President & General Manager Jay Feaster will bring the Cup to BayWalk in St. Petersburg on Saturday, April 8. City of St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Baker, will honor Andreychuk, who helped lead the Lightning to the 2004 Stanley Cup Championship. Lightning radio voice Dave Mishkin will emcee a short program starting at noon at which Feaster will present a special gift to the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
The festivities will take place in the BayWalk Courtyard, with Andreychuk scheduled to appear and sign autographs from noon-1 p.m. The Stanley Cup will be on display for pictures from noon-3 p.m. St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce members will have a special viewing with the Cup from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the Muvico Cinemas at BayWalk. Chamber members needing more information should call Dianne Caton at 727.821.4069.
The Lightning continue their march toward the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs with games Thursday (Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.) at the St. Pete Times Forum. The Lightning, 40-30-5, currently are eighth in the Eastern Conference with seven games remaining.