“It was pretty laidback – wear your T-shirt and shorts and just hang out,” Thompson said. “My dad came up from Indiana and I caught up with a lot of buddies from high school.” Two weeks later, Thompson reunited with another high school buddy, Jim Heintzelman, a former Griffins assistant equipment manager who is now with the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. The Wyoming Park High School graduates brought hockey’s most hallowed hardware to Osgood Brewing in Grandville.
“I don’t now if both Cups had ever been in the same place at the same time because of two buddies who had gone to high school together,” Thompson said, “but we always told each other it was something we were going to do it if ever happened. “The whole experience was surreal. I remember looking back at the Cups and all the people, and it was just hard to believe.”
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