We all forget things from time to time; our keys at home, our wallets in the car, the Stanley Cup on the side of the road. Wait a second… Ok, maybe we don’t ALL do that last one. But some players from the Montreal Canadiens actually did do that, back in 1924. While on their way to a victory party with it in the trunk of their car, they got a flat. So the guys got out, removed the Cup to get to the spare, changed the tire, and drove off. And the trophy? They left it sitting on a snow bank.
Only after it came time for the traditional drink from Lord Stanley’s Mug, later that night, did they remember that they left it sitting on the side of the road. Thankfully though, it was still there when they drove back to get it.