Red Wings fans head downtown to celebrate 11th Stanley Cup

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

For the third time this century, Detroit sports fans are heading downtown to celebrate a major sports championship.

Thousands of red-and-white-clad Wing nuts are expected to jam Woodward Avenue for a chance to see a parade in honor of the team that is bringing the Stanley Cup back to Hockeytown.

These Red Wings are following in the footsteps of the 2002 team as well as the 2004 Pistons, both of which celebrated their triumphs with similar downtown processions.

The weather should cooperate with sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s when the parade featuring Red Wings players, coaches and staff kicks off around 11 a.m. EDT at the Hockeytown Café.

It will end with a rally at Hart Plaza on the city's riverfront.

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