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Golden Knights take Stanley Cup to Circa

Updated June 21, 2023 - 3:38 pm

The Golden Knights’ victory celebration wound up at a hockey fan’s hotel Saturday night.

The team and Stanley Cup rolled into Circa, owned by Derek Stevens, who grew up a Detroit Red Wings fan but is now all-in with the Golden Knights. The team also dropped in to dine with chef Barry Dakake at Barry’s Downtown Prime steakhouse.

“It was great to have the team and the Stanley Cup at Circa,” Stevens said in text Sunday morning. “It was awesome to have The Stanley Cup stop in Vegas Vickie’s for drinks and pictures before heading to Barry’s for a championship dinner.”

Stevens’ wife, Nicole, posted a shot of the couple with the Cup, and also a close-up of the team’s uniform with a Circa Sports logo patch.

Nicole Stevens’ message:

“The @GoldenKnights have had a plain jersey since 2017. This year they wore a @CircaSports patch on their jerseys at home and this year they won the Stanley Cup! Coincidence? I think not! #Vegas #hockey #NHL”

The Circa Director Richard Wilk and Golden Knights captain Mark Stone set up the event for the players and their wives and girlfriends. Barry’s Prime co-owners Yassine Lyoubi and Marco Cicione were also on hand.

The team brought in all three major NHL Playoffs trophies — the Stanley Cup, Conn Smyth Trophy for the NHL Playoffs MVP, awarded to Jonathan Marchessault; and the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl for Western Conference champions.

“I made it happen through my friendships with the players,” Wilk said. “I’m doing it all for Derek at Circa, and the owners of Barry’s.”

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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