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Kings are on top again

Mercury Insurance corporate office had one of the largest crowds Wednesday Sept. 10 to see the legendary Stanley Cup, won by the Los Angeles Kings.

The Stanley Cup was brought to Brea’s Mercury Insurance’s main office and was shared with their employees. The line to see and touch the cup was so long that it wrapped around the office building.


One ecstatic fan said that the King’s fan base is the best thing that she has ever been a part of and that waiting in the line was worth it.

The Kings’ mascot Bailey was also there taking pictures alongside the cup. The Kings Ice Crew, Bailey and the Cup made the experience that much better.

Erik Thompson, Mercury Insurance’s director of advertising, was just as excited as all of the people there.

“Mercury has been with the Kings for a long time, even before the fan base was huge. I’m hoping next season brings us another Stanley Cup,” Thompson said. “There is a new star every night, not just one on the team. Whether it’s Dustin Brown or others, they are all stars of the team. This shows how important hockey is becoming in California.”

Many season ticket holders that were at the playoffs from beginning to end were just as excited to see the cup today as they were when the Kings won it again back in June.

Not only were there tons of Kings fans from California but there were also many fans from all over the United States that love completely different teams. Many people showed real dedication whether they were Kings fans or not.

A diehard hockey fan family traveled all the way from Florida to see their beloved cup in person, even though they knew it would practically take the whole day for them to get in front of the line to see it.


The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in professional sports and the Kings won it for the second time in three years making it a great deal.

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