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Lightning host 'Sunday with Stanley' event at the TBT Forum

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Thousands of Lightning fans lined up to take a picture of the Stanley Cup. Thousands of Lightning fans lined up to take a picture of the Stanley Cup.
The doors at the Forum opened up early Sunday morning. The doors at the Forum opened up early Sunday morning.
Members of the Lightning's 2004 NHL Championship winning team were on hand. Members of the Lightning's 2004 NHL Championship winning team were on hand.
The team's mascot - Thunderbug - also made an appearance. The team's mascot - Thunderbug - also made an appearance.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning got to spend their ‘Sunday with Stanley’ at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The event was held as part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Lightning winning the 2004 National Hockey League Championship – Lord Stanley’s Cup.

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Early Sunday morning members of that championship team lined up to sign autographs for fans. They also took pictures and shared memories of Tampa Bay’s only NHL championship team.

The event also featured a ‘Hockey 101’ educational session taught by Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik.

“We are very proud to honor the 2004 Stanley Cup Champions, commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the franchise’s hallmark accomplishment,” Vinik said of Sunday with Stanley. “I love the game of hockey and I want more fans in the Tampa Bay area to share our love of this terrific sport.”

‘Sunday with Stanley’ was a free event open to the public. The Stanley Cup was on display on the west plaza of the Forum where the players, coaches and other team personnel chatted and signed autographs.

Dave Andreychuck, the captain of the 2004 team, assisted Vinik in the educational seminar.

Following ‘Hockey 101’ fans got the chance to re-live the magic of the Lightning’s Game 7, 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Father/son hockey clinics, street hockey and open skating sessions were also held at the Forum on Sunday as part of the event.

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