Claire Leger checks out the Stanely Cup with mom Liane at the Kraft Hockeyville event in Lumby Saturday afternoon.

Claire Leger checks out the Stanely Cup with mom Liane at the Kraft Hockeyville event in Lumby Saturday afternoon.

Stanley Cup lands in Lumby

Hundreds of hockey fans got up close and personal with the Stanley Cup today in Lumby.

Hundreds of hockey fans got up close and personal with the Stanley Cup today in Lumby as part of the Kraft Hockeyville celebrations.

The huge silver trophy was delivered to the Oval Park at 11 a.m. and stayed around until 1 p.m. with families checking out engraved names like Brent Gilchrist of the Detroit Red Wings and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers.

Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs Pee Wee Tier 2 head coach Trevor Seibel had a photograph taken with his family.

Vernon product Tom Kowal, who will referee Sunday’s exhibition game between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings, arranged with the NHL to enjoy the cup with his wife, Aline, and three children later today. Kowal heads a referee clinic from 5-7 p.m. tonight at Pat Duke Memorial Arena.

A few Kings players will attend a Q&A session from 6:30-8 tonight at the White Valley Community Centre. It will be moderated by Gene Principe of Sportsnet and Morning Star sports editor Kevin Mitchell.

Tickets for the game-day skates and the exhibition tilt are sold out. The public is invited to meet and greet the teams in a red-carpet welcome Sunday at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. The Kings take the ice at 7:30, followed by the Oilers. That event ends at 9:30 a.m.