UPDATE, Aug. 22:
Local hockey fans will get three hours to take pictures with the legendary Stanley Cup in September.
Washington Capitals director of goaltending Mitch Korn will be bringing the iconic hockey trophy to Oxford on Sept. 5. A public viewing of the cup will take place at the Goggin Ice Center from noon to 3 p.m.
Fans and students will be able to take pictures with the Stanley Cup during that time, according to the event’s organizers.
One of the best-known trophies in all of sports will be in Oxford next month.
Miami University announced Monday that former RedHawks assistant hockey coach Mitch Korn will bring the Stanley Cup to campus Sept. 5 as part of his day with the cup.
The public will be able to see the cup at Goggin Ice Center at some point (time still pending) that day.
Korn gets a day with the cup thanks to his work as Washington Capitals director of goaltending last season.
He spent eight seasons coaching Miami goalies in the 1980s, including helping to develop the first Miami player to reach the NHL, Alain Chevrier.
Korn is not the only Red and White connection to the Caps.
Washington radio announcer John Walton is a Miami graduate who served as sports director of Miami’s student radio.
According to the school, Walton is also expected to be part of Cup Day in Oxford.