Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Brandon Bollig becomes first alumni of Lincoln Stars to win Stanley Cup

Just a quick article to congratulate former Lincoln Stars fan favorite, and current Chicago Blackhawks forward, Brandon Bollig and his teammates for winning the NHL's Stanley Cup!  The Blackhawks came back in dramatic fashion last night in game six of the finals to win 3-2 over the Boston Bruins, and win the series 4-2.

Bollig becomes the first former Stars player to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.  It doesn't seem that long ago that I was watching Bollig create havoc at the IceBox against the Stars' opponents.  Crazy to think he's a Stanley Cup winner now.

Brandon played three seasons with the Stars from 2005-2008.  In 173 games for the Stars, Bollig racked up 73 points and 593 penalty minutes, which is a franchise record.

Congrats again to Brandon!  Hopefully he'll bring the Stanley Cup back to Lincoln and the IceBox very soon!


Anonymous said...

Does Jimmy Hayes get his name on the Cup too?

Yeti said...

No, he does not. He did not play for the Blackhawks at all in the playoffs, iirc. I believe he spent the majority of the season playing for the Rockford IceHogs, the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate.

lincolnfan said...

congrats to Brandon! definitely a fan favorite in Lincoln when he was here.

Yeti, this is off-topic but any thoughts on the Stars season ticket renewal info? we received ours a couple weeks ago. is it just my imagination or were ticket prices raised a little? good to see the most of the same benefits are back, which i assume would include the free parking for season ticket holders. i'm guessing schedule should be out within the next couple weeks.

Yeti said...

Honestly, I haven't really had time to sit down and look at the renewal paperwork yet, lincolnfan. I was told by a friend that the prices are about the same as last year, though.

The schedule last year was released on July 11th, so I would expect the 2013-14 schedule to be released around the same day this year.

I mentioned this on Twitter the other day, but the Stars will play 32 games at home, and 28 games on the road next season. The league is going back to a 60-game schedule, as opposed to the 64-game schedule that was used last season.