Keith, Cup head to Fort Frances

Duncan Keith takes cup to his "old hometown" of Fort Frances, Ont.

Duncan Keith celebrated his third Stanley Cup win in six years where hockey started for him: Fort Frances, Ont.

A story on Keith from NHL.com featured on the Chicago Blackhawks website reported that Keith, a former Penticton Panther, spent part of his August long weekend in Lester Beach, Man., and Fort Frances. Keith began his time with the Cup with a stop to Lester Beach with his parents and son Colton on July 31.

On Aug. 1, they went to the Memorial Sports Centre in Fort Frances. Keith started playing minor hockey there until the family moved to Penticton when he was 14.

A crowd of nearly 2,000 showed up for pictures with the Cup and autographs with the Blackhawks defenceman.

“It’s hard not to be pretty humbled to come back and see this kind of event and the amount of people that came back and have come out to it,” Keith said Saturday, according to the Thunder Bay Times. “It’s been incredible and a lot of credit has to go to the people who put this on and did a lot of work behind the scenes.”