Visiting Lisle Junior High School on Monday—students’ reward for winning first place in Goodwill's Pass It On Donation Challenge by donating nearly 75,000 items to the charity—Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp told students a unique story about a teammate and a dog, and why they might relate to his occasional trips to the penalty box, the Daily Herald reports.
"Being in the penalty box is just like getting detention,” the paper quoted Sharp telling the students. “The worst part is that the penalty box is directly across from your team's bench so all the guys get to stare at me and give me dirty looks for taking a bad penalty… It's a tough spot to be.”
And the dog story? “The best story I have (about the Stanley Cup) is about (Jonathan) Toews. I had the cup on a Friday and Jonathan had it on Saturday… I have a basset hound and we were letting him drink water and have his breakfast out of the cup. The next day it was in Winnepeg with Jonathan and I saw he was drinking from it."
Sharp also visited students in their homerooms, posed for photos and signed autographs, the paper said.