SOUTH BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Hockey fans in South Buffalo are beaming with pride. Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, with Kane getting the trophy for MVP.
Kane was born, raised and took to his skates in South Buffalo. Bars and living rooms were packed to watch the Blackhawks pull off an improbable comeback in the final two minutes of Game 6 against the Boston Bruins. It's the second Stanley Cup win for the South Buffalo native.
Danny Conrad said, "I think it's great. Pat Kane has been an outstanding player since he was a little kid skating over at Caz Park. So it is a great thing to see, especially for the area."
At the Blackthorn Pub, the owners have an autographed picture of Kane hoisting the cup from the Blackhawks' last championship, crediting Blackthorn as his Uncle "Circ's" favorite place. A short time later, Kane was sharing the cup with South Buffalo.
Larry Adymy said, "It's great. The whole community gets out. The last time he brought it to his parents' house, and all the kids gathered around, and he let them have at it. It looked like a picnic on the lawn, it was a good time."
Imperial Pizza has autographed Kane sweaters, home and away jerseys all over the place. And they even have a Blackhawks flag flying outside.
Ryan Sullivan said, "Well, he's been coming here since he was a little kid, you know, in "Mites," and he would come here with his equipment on. He got pizza from here, since he has been a little kid. That is what I remember."
News 4 spoke to Pat Kane's family, and as you might expect, they are excited. They will speak to the media in a few days.
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