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June 12,2016: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3) hands the Stanley Cup to Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) after a 3-1 victory in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final between San Jose Sharks versus Pittsburgh Penguins at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. (Photo by Samuel Stringer/Icon Sportswire)
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Pittsburgh Penguins plan parade for Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Penguins took home the team’s fourth Stanley Cup on Sunday night, defeating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in game six of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.

Now, the team has confirmed that the city will get a chance to honor that successful cup run this coming Wednesday.

The Penguins announced on Monday that the 2016 Stanley Cup parade is set for Wednesday, June 15th, at 11:30 AM EST through downtown Pittsburgh. The parade is expected to follow the same route as the cup parade from seven years ago, when the Metropolitan Division team took home their third NHL championship in 2009.

“The parade will begin on Grant Street at Liberty Avenue, move up Grant Street, turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies before concluding at the intersection of Boulevard of the Allies and Stanwix Street, the same route used when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009,” per the official release.

Road barricades will be set up along the route starting at 12:00 AM EST the night before the parade.

At the culmination of the parade, there will be a podium set up for speeches by the players and personnel involved. This will almost certainly include captain and Conn Smythe winner Sidney Crosby, as well as head coach Mike Sullivan and a number of the team’s other skaters.

Pittsburgh Penguins plan parade for Wednesday

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