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NJ TRANSIT WELCOMES THE STANLEY CUP TO HISTORIC HOBOKEN TERMINAL
Hockey Trophy on Display as Devils Fight to Retain Title
CONTACT: Michael Klufas (973-491-7078)
HOBOKEN, NJ, May 31, 2001 --The Stanley Cup, North America's oldest and most famous team sports trophy, today greeted NJ TRANSIT's homebound commuters at historic Hoboken Terminal as the New Jersey Devils prepared to face the Colorado Avalanche tonight in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The series is tied at one game apiece.
The Cup was on display in the Terminal's main waiting room during the afternoon rush hour, allowing thousands of commuters to catch a glimpse of the trophy on their way home.
"Hoboken Terminal is one of New Jersey's historic landmarks," said NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman and State Transportation Commissioner James Weinstein. It is an appropriate host for one of the most storied trophies in all of sports and is a wonderful location for Devils' fans to see the trophy their team is fighting to retain."
Among those who welcomed the trophy to Hoboken was NJ TRANSIT Executive Director -- and ardent Devils fan -- Jeffrey A. Warsh.
"It's an exciting time for Devils fans and all of New Jersey," said Warsh. "I'm pleased that NJ TRANSIT customers and Devils fans had a chance to see this piece of sports history, a trophy I hope will be retained by New Jersey's hockey team for another year."
Hoboken Terminal was opened in February 1907 and currently serves NJ TRANSIT trains operating on the Bergen County, Boonton, Gladstone, Main, Montclair, Morristown, North Jersey Coast, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines. The terminal also hosts NJ TRANSIT buses, PATH and New York Waterway ferry service. An extensive restoration of the Beaux-Arts style building was highlighted by the 1999 re-opening of the restored waiting room. The Terminal was listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1973.
The Devils won the Stanley Cup in 2000 by defeating the Dallas Stars in six games. It was the Devils' second championship; in 1995, they swept the Detroit Red Wings. The Stanley Cup was first awarded in 1893 and has been awarded annually to the National Hockey League champion since 1918.
The Devils will continue the series against Colorado on Saturday night at the Continental Airlines Arena. Game 5 will be played Monday, June 4 in Denver; if necessary, Game 6 will be played at the Continental Airlines Arena. Devils fans traveling to the Meadowlands Sports Complex within New Jersey can utilize the No. 164 and No. 703 bus routes. NJ TRANSIT also runs a joint service -- No. 351 -- with Community Coach from the Port Authority Bus Terminal directly to the Continental Airlines Arena. For more information, customers should call 1-800-772-2222 (or 973-762-5100 from out of state) between 6 a.m. and midnight.
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing bus, rail and light rail services for 383,900 daily commuters on 240 bus routes, two light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 26 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.