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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- For a few moments, the Hurricane Deck at the base of Niagara Falls was renamed the HurriKane -- with a "k" -- Deck as Buffalo-born Patrick Kane brought the Stanley Cup to western New York.

The Chicago Blackhawks forward posed for pictures Friday morning with his family on the wooden deck near the Bridal Veil Falls on the American side. He was given the key to the city and posed for pictures with fans.

It was the first of four stops Kane planned with the trophy Friday. The others include a visit to a Buffalo cancer hospital and a construction site where ironworkers scrawled their support on a sixth-floor steel beam.

A party with Buffalo police and firefighters at the New Era Cap Co. is the final stop.

The 21-year-old Kane scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime against the Flyers. Players on the winning team take turns showing off the prize.

Note: There will be no viewing opportunities for the general public on Friday. The Kane family issued this statement along with the Friday itinerary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Patrick has the Stanley Cup for a limited time and while he wants to share this opportunity with the community, it is unrealistic to expect that all requests can be accomplished.

His public schedule - which the media will be able to cover - will highlight our region in many ways and give Patrick an opportunity to share one of sports most coveted trophies with kids, ironworkers as well as police and fire personnel."

 

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