Stanley Cup will come to Princeton University Jan. 7

The Stanley Cup will come to Princeton on Jan. 7. Creative Commons photo by Uncleweed via Wikimedia Commons.

Lord Stanley’s Cup will be part of a special fan village outside of the Baker Memorial Rink at Princeton University on Jan. 7 as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the rink. The event also features music, food, and special merchandise for purchase.

The rink, which opened in 1923, is named in memory of Hobart “Hobey” Baker of the Princeton University Class of 1914.  A standout football and hockey player at Princeton, Baker died in a plane crash shortly after the end of World War I in 1918.

“We are thankful to the National Hockey League and Hockey Hall of Fame for helping to add to this special weekend by bringing the Stanley Cup to Baker Rink in January,” said men’s head hockey coach Ron Fogarty in a written statement. “All year, we have been sharing in the legacy and history of Baker Rink, and there is no better symbol that showcases history and legacy in our sport than the Stanley Cup. We are excited to have the Cup on hand alongside college hockey’s most-prized trophies for our fans to interact with and make their own memories during Hobey 100 Weekend.”

The men’s and women’s teams are home twice during Hobey 100 Weekend, with doubleheaders each day and both teams sporting special jerseys. The women’s team plays Dartmouth at 3 p.m. on Jan. 6, followed by the men’s game against Harvard at 7 p.m. The women face Harvard at 3 p.m. on Jan. 7, and the men play Dartmouth at 7 p.m.

“Our entire Princeton Hockey family is beyond excited for Hobey 100 Weekend,” said women’s head hockey coach Cara Morey in a written statement. “Baker Rink is a special place to our programs and the Princeton community, with generations of hockey players calling our historic barn their home. The opportunity for our alumni, friends, fans, and players to all gather together and celebrate Baker Rink is going to be special and something we will never forget.”

The village will open at 2 p.m., one hour before the start of the women’s game, and is open to all fans who buy a ticket to either game. Tickets can be purchased online.