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An assistant coach with the National Hockey League champion Boston Bruins brought the Stanley Cup to his summer home in Montana and made it available for public viewing at the Stumptown Ice Den in Whitefish.

Coach Doug Houda says the Flathead Valley has great hockey fans, and this was his chance to give back to them. He says he thinks people were surprised to get a chance to see and be photographed with the famous trophy.

Ice Den employees say more than 1,000 people waited in line to see the trophy on Tuesday.

In the NHL, each member of the season's winning team gets the cup for 24 hours.