Patrick Center June 20, 2013 | WGVU “Tomorrow’s my birthday. They asked me the other day what I wanted I said, ‘All I want for my birthday is the Calder Cup.’ My name is Cindy Bruce, I’m from Wyoming Michigan. Our house went crazy we cried, we laughed, we cheered, drove our neighbors crazy, set off some fireworks. Whoops, you didn’t hear me say that. I know it’s no the 4th but we did anyways. We had a great time. We had a party. I’ve been following the Griffins since day one. Love them.”
Cindy is wearing an original Griffins game jersey from back when the color green was one of the team’s primary colors along with the traditional red and blue.“This is an inaugural season number four, Darcy Simmon, who was with the inaugural team and he was a defenseman and it was my son’s favorite player. He’s right there. He was 15-years old when we were following them. Love them.”
Son Timothy Bruce lives in Grand Rapids.
“It was amazing! I’ve been waiting on it for a long time and it was nice to see them after all these years finally get it. Glad actually my kids were here to see it with me instead of me back when I was younger. It was something I was really hoping to see as a kid.”
I asked Timothy Bruce’s mom what it means to finally win the Calder Cup?
“It’s our Stanley Cup. It’s our Calder Cup. It’s our Stanley Cup it’s our equivalent. We think that’s pretty neat.”
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