Chronicles of Stanley: Anze Kopitar and his dog enjoy treats from their own Stanley Cups

The Chronicles of Stanley is an occasional series this summer that tracks the Los Angeles Kings as they enjoy their special alone time with the Stanley Cup.

Two years ago, Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings became the first Slovenian player to ever win the Stanley Cup. He celebrated by taking the trophy back to his home town that summer. 

A second Cup conquest two years later and Kopitar is back in Slovenia on Sunday spending another day celebrating with his countrymen. 

The long day began with a tradition: eating out of the bowl. It looks like Kopitar went the cereal route, while his dog, Gustl, enjoyed a treat of his own in the cutest Stanley Cup photos you’ll ever see:

And here's one more with the two in front of Slovenia's famous "Kopiwood" sign:

Kopitar and Gustl needed to fuel up. Sunday holds a busy schedule for them in sharing the Cup. There’s a kids in-line hockey tournament, the traditional photo opportunities for friends, family and fans, musical acts and, of course, ending the night by watching the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany.

Check out how Kopitar's day unfolds through the Twitter feed of Phil Pritchard, one of the keepers of the Cup.

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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