Fulton 10-year-old attends Stanley Cup finals game

by Andrew Henderson

After spending a day with the Stanley Cup early last month, 10-year-old Noah Delaney received the second part of his prize — a trip to the first game of the Stanley Cup finals.

Delaney, who won Discover’s Day with the Cup contest May 6, attended game one of the finals with his mother, Heather, Wednesday night.

Unfortunately for Delaney, his beloved New Jersey Devils fell to the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in overtime.

Delaney was one of three finalists in Discover’s second annual Day With the Cup contest.

Discover launched its contest in late March, encouraging hockey fans across the nation to submit an original photo that best demonstrated their passion for hockey, along with a 1,000 character-or-less description that answered the question, “I deserve a day with the Stanley Cup because…”

More than 850 submissions were uploaded to Discover’s Facebook fan page Heather Doran uploaded her son Noah’s essay that captured the attention of the public, which deemed him the winner by an overwhelming number of votes.

The essay written by Noah explained that hockey helped him get through the tough time when his father, Robert, a sergeant,  left in early January to serve his third tour in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Doran serves with Oswego’s 444th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command of the U.S. Army Reserve.

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