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Younger Seabrook gets up-close look at Stanley Cup

STEVE MACFARLANE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:46 AM ET

Keith Seabrook’s summer has been memorable.

After watching his brother, Brent, claim the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks this spring, Keith got to spend the day with hockey’s Holy Grail earlier this month.

“It’s been a busy summer. There’s been a lot to do, but it’s been fun,” Seabrook said. “Definitely one I won’t forget.”

The 21-year-old Calgary Flames blueline prospect finished his first year of pro with the Abbotsford Heat and then watched Brent’s Hawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers for Lord Stanley’s mug.

When time came for the Cup to visit his hometown of Tsawwassen, B.C., Keith helped his big brother plan the festivities. But he didn’t touch the centrepiece.

It’s bad luck, apparently, for a kid that wants to earn the right to hoist it one day.

“I want to keep my options open,” Seabrook said. “I want to be able to win it myself one day and have a party like that.”

The younger Seabrook helped plan trips to the recreation centre, hospitals, fire stations and police stations around town.

All a blast, but he wants to be able to bring it back in the future while wearing a Flames jersey.

“It’s definitely a different feeling when you win it yourself,” said Seabrook, who was plenty proud of Brent and the Blackhawks. “That’s what I hope to do.

“It’s something, to see those guys have as much fun as they do with that and to see the sight on their face when they get that thing and the feeling going through the room — it’s definitely something to shoot for.”


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