Encinitas Ranch hosted a private event last Friday for the NHL champion LA Kings that gathered about 100 fans and friends of the team and a few players to celebrate the title in the company of the Stanley Cup.  The cup arrived about an hour before event to much curiosity and was treated like a celebrity. Guests and golf staff all clamored for a photo with one of sport’s most cherished, and well-traveled, trophies. Prior to coming to Encinitas Ranch the cup appeared at Rady Children’s Hospital was taken to Coronado to spend the afternoon with the Navy SEALS.

Two days prior, the cup made the rounds in Catalina. The following is a photo post from the cup’s evening at Encinitas Ranch.
To book your private event at Encinitas Ranch, please contact Catering/Food and Beverage Manager Kylie Herman at 760.944.1936, ext. 112, or kherman@jcresorts.com.


Photo ID’s –
Arrival – Tyler Wells and Tracy Taylor of Encinitas Ranch greet the Cup, which is being carried by Jeff Solomon, LA Kings Senior Vice President for Hockey Operations and Legal Affairs.
Inscribe – The engraving to celebrate the 2012 title (2014 hasn’t been added yet).
Ryan Posing – Outside Services Supervisor Ryan Sundberg has some fun with the cup. Many creative poses were employed in cup photos.
Inside of the Cup – There’s actually an inscription inside the bowl on top of the cup. It’s the engraving honoring the 1907 Montreal Wanderers. That year, according to Wikipedia, the cup ran out of room to record the winning roster on the outer bands.
Kylie Selfie – Catering/Food and Beverage Manager Kylie Herman took this selfie with the cup.

Corey Ross is a golf and travel content specialist based in Carlsbad. You can find this post and more of his work at www.socalgolfblog.com.