Patrick Kane Brings Cup to Buffalo

August 13, 2010 Updated Aug 13, 2010 at 5:46 PM EDT

By Laura Gray

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August 13, 2010 Updated Aug 13, 2010 at 5:46 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) -- The most important symbol in hockey arrives in South Buffalo this morning at the home of Patrick Kane. Then, a rainbow over Niagara Falls highlights the first public stop on a whirlwind tour for the Chicago Blackhawk and the Stanley Cup. Sabres fans become honorary Blackhawk fans for the day. Even our own Aaron Mentkowski and his family got in on the excitement. Although dad seemed more enthusiastic than his son, who started crying after he was placed in the Stanley Cup.
Over at the famous Hurricane Deck, a "c" in hurricane was replaced with "k' for Kane, who savored the moment. "So far been awesome, I try to soak in every moment. It's a day may never get again in your life."
But Kane's moment didn't last too long before he was swept off to meet with Iron workers on the 6th floor steel beam at Kaleida Health. Everywhere he went, Kane lifted the cup high for the cheering Buffalo crowd. At New Era, Kane had a meet and greet with employees, firefighters, police officers, and their families. But it was a trip to Roswell Park Cancer Institute where face to face moments with young cancer patients hit a soft spot with the hockey champ.
After playing in the Olympics and scoring the game winning goal for the Stanley Cup, Kane says this year is tough to top. "I don't know if it gets better, but there are always things you can accomplish. And I think one of the biggest things is that you want to make yourself a better person."
That tour is not over yet. Kane, his friends, and family really making the most of the moment.
Kane and the Stanley Cup have a number of private events tonight through Saturday.