The NHL banned players from bringing the Stanley Cup to Russia and Belarus
The National Hockey League banned hockey players from aggressor countries from bringing the trophy home.
Hockey players from Russia and Belarus will not be able to bring the Stanley Cup home until the leadership of the aggressor countries stops the military invasion of Ukraine. This decision was made by the leadership of the National Hockey League.
Recall that there is a tradition in the league, according to which each player of the team that became the champion receives a trophy at his disposal for one day and can show it to his fans, and during the summer hockey players travel with the cup.
This time, Colorado and Tampa Bay met in the final. Both teams have Russian athletes who were personally explained that they would not be able to bring the Cup home due to the actions of the Kremlin leadership.