NIAGARA FALLS -- The Stanley Cup rested on the deck of the Cave of the Winds, beads of mist from Niagara Falls glistening on the silver trophy. As for Patrick Kane, he traded the mist for a dunking in the falls.
Kane's first stop of his Western New York Stanley Cup tour has come to a close, with the Chicago Blackhawks forward thoroughly enjoying his time at one of the Wonders of the World. The South Buffalo native held the trophy high above his head on the "HurriKane Deck," renamed in honor of the NHL champion.
After posing for pictures alone, with his family, his buddies and parks workers, the 21-year-old and his friends stepped back from the edge of the deck and rushed beneath the cascading water of the Bridal Veil Falls.
"It was really fun actually," Kane said. "Being up there you get a big rush with the water hitting you."
Following the photo op, Kane received the key to the city from Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster and the wooden HurriKane sign.
Kane's next stop is Roswell Park. Audio and video of his chat from the base of the Falls is below.