Cup delayed on way to Nathan Horton

Updated: July 17, 2011, 8:15 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

DUNNVILLE, Ontario -- The Stanley Cup finally arrived in Canada, just a few hours late.

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Nathan Horton's day with the trophy was shortened when it was caught up in a flight delay.

Tammy Plante-Horton, wife of the Boston Bruins forward, tweeted that the Cup was lost in Boston before it was to cross into Canada.

"Parade will be late and cup will arrive this afternoon hopefully," Plante-Horton tweeted around noon, shortly after she wrote "CUP day cut short if cup shows at all."

It finally arrived around 2:30 in the afternoon, after many of those who turned out to see it had left.

"I was a little disappointed about not seeing the Cup because that was the main reason why I wanted to go, because I haven't seen it yet," said Caledonia resident Amber Eyre, who drove down to see the Cup but left at around 1:30 p.m before it arrived.

She's also a fan of the Vancouver Canucks, the team Horton's Bruins beat in the finals. The loss gave her added incentive to go today's event.

"Being so close to almost getting the Cup and then not -- I just wanted to see it."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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