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Kings honor memory of Bavis, Bailey with Stanley Cup visit

Oct 15, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Kings honored the memory of scouts Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis by bringing the Stanley Cup to the Sept. 11 memorial museum in New York City on Sunday.

Bailey and Bavis were on one of the planes (United Flight 175) that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The Cup was positioned next to where their names were engraved on the memorial, The Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott reports.

Both this post’s main image and this photo of the late scouts’ family members come from Philip “Keeper of the Cup” Pritchard’s Twitter page.


Here’s another look at the main image:


If you want a little more background on that moving gesture from the Kings, Elliott’s report features a brief write-up.

  1. slclions - Oct 15, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Always hated the Kings…after this jestures now I only dislike them…awesome move for the Families….well done LA well done

  2. fortwaynekomets - Oct 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    the LA Kings were an amazing team this year, absolutely amazing. its a shame all this west coast / sun belt momentum will come to a crashing hault because of the lockout. good job Bettman.

    atleast we have these memories forever. Bettman can’t take those from me :)

  3. blomfeld - Oct 15, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    It doesn’t cease to amaze ?

    Absolutely “everything” about our LA Kings this year literally “oozes” with class ! … and that applies both “on and off” the ice … I’m so proud to be a King’s fan ! …

    Way to go LA Kings ! … way to show them how it’s done ! :)

  4. manchestermiracle - Oct 15, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Let’s hope that no matter how the lockout plays out, whether there is a season this year or not and whether there is contraction or not, the Kings remain in L.A. They have a hard-core fan base (many transplanted folks who grew up with hockey) and the city is a proven supporter of quality organizations. And this story just oozes quality organization.

    • blomfeld - Oct 16, 2012 at 1:00 AM

      Friend ! … please “stand down” from your trepidations and allow me to assuage your angst with the following fact:

      1) our NHL season “will” start by the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend, latest !

      2) the Anschutz Group will “not” sell to a buyer wanting to relocate the Lakers & Kings !

      3) our Kings will be even “more” lethal in 2012-13, having already tasted “ultimate” victory !

  5. txhockeydad - Oct 15, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    All class. I am not a fan, but I am headed that way. C’mon NHL. Lets get these boys back on the ice!

    • blomfeld - Oct 16, 2012 at 1:08 AM

      Welcome aboard friend ! :)

      Txhockeydad – We LA Kings fans are an army of millions the world over, but “never” will there not be room for a good person such as yourself to “fall-in” with the rest of us ! Join us, won’t you ? :)

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