1. U.S. Home On The Rangers
Flat Stanley looks on as Ranger players Ryan McDonagh (St. Paul, Minn.) and Chad Kolarik (Abington, Pa.) warmup for the game: Photo submitted by Bree Hicken
2. Outdoor Chill
The Sheeran boys, Mikey, Brendan & Danny enjoy some outdoor ice after school with Flat Stanley Cup in Auburn, Mass.: Photo submitted by Mike Sheeran
3. Drink In the Fun
Brother and sister, Carson and Corinne Kostka sip a victory toast with Flat Stanley Cup.: Photo submitted by Brad Kostka
4. Off The Ice On The Mat
Verona Rose shows her Flat Stanley Cup how to joy-jitsu.
5. South Dakota Bound
Flat Stanley Cup is ready for a snowy trek to South Dakota with the Jr. Lancers: Photo submitted by Stacy Peterson
6. Vikings Looking For Victory
Here's Nolan Barrett and Kameron Bustos of Arctic Ice rink in Orland Park, Ill. They brought Stanley to the Carmel Ice Skadium in Carmel Ind., for the Big Bear tournament, coming in a fighting second.: Photo submitted by Beth Bustos
7. Magazine Madness
Kathryn Bevin & Jenna Sitte show off their Flat Stanley's and the Jan. issue of USA Hockey Magazine.: Photo submitted by Jenna Sitte
8. Traveling Cup
Taylor Hayward shows her Flat Stanley Cup Manitou Springs in Colorado.: Photo submitted by Norman Hayward
9. International Fun
The Nassau Islanders show Flat Stanley Cup the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum during the New York Islanders Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament.: Photo submitted by New York Islanders
10. Another Teammate For the Great One
Yes, it is "The Great One" holding the original Flat Stanley when the Coyotes played the Islanders in Long Island.: Photo submitted by Matt Martin
11. Pleasant at Mount Pleasant Rink
Flat Stanley Cup gets a chance to visit Quinby Sohlberg's (Susquehanna Rapids U10) home ice in Baltimore.: Photo submitted by Robert Sohlberg
12. Olympic Fan Fare
Bree Hicken took her Flat Stanley Cup to the Rangers vs. Thrashers game in Atlanta to see her favorite player (and US Olympian) Chris Drury.: Photo submitted by Bree Hicken
13. Flat Stanley Cup Fanbase
Dedicated fans decorated Flat Stanley Cups for the Squirt A Storm White team (Raleigh, N.C.) at the Congressional Midwinter Classic in Washington D.C.
14. Red, White & Blue Coaching
Flat Stanley Cup stops in 1984 US Men's Olympic Coach, Lou Vairo's office on a tour of the USA Hockey National Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.: Photo submitted by USA Hockey Magazine
15. Jumping For Joy
Kathryn Bevin jumps for joy with her Flat Stanley Cups in Vail, Colo.: Photo submitted by Jenna Sitte
16. Rochester Blackhawks Cheer
Flat Stanley Cup's first arena for the Rochester Blackhawks Squirt 2 team was there home ice for a great 4 to 2 victory over the Keene Cobras!: Photo submitted by Lisa Saucier
17. Trophy Winner
Verona's team took 2nd place after an OT hearbreaker, but Flat Stanley Cup is still proud of her. Go Panthers!
Flat Stanley Cup visiting the Gardner Veterans Ice Arena in Gardner, Mass. with the whole Ash-West/Gardner Mini-Mite team!: Photo submitted by Kelly Hansen
19. U.S. Born Players & Flat Stanley Cup
Flat Stanley can't get enough of all the US born players on the Rangers. Michael Sauer (St. Cloud, Minn.) and Chris Drury (Trumbull, Conn.).: Photo submitted by Bree Hicken
20. Team China
Flat Stanley Cup with Team China at the New York Islanders Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament.: Photo submitted by New York Islanders
21. Silver Sticks & Stanley Cup
Flat Stanley Cup visits Silver Sticks in St Clair Shores MI with the Strongsville 2002 Mustangs.: Photo submitted by Brad Kostka
22. Another Stanley Cup on Long Island
The Nassau Islanders team (from Long Island, N.Y.) includes Charles Wang's son, Cameron & Dough Weight's son, Danny.: Photo submitted by New York Islanders
23. Team Japan
Flat Stanley Cup with Team Japan: Photo submitted by New York Islanders
24. Preparing For a Championship
Verona Rose's team, The Panthers, with Flat Stanley Cup before their championship game
25. Ready To Play
Stanley tries on an official USA Hockey Select jersey. He's ready to play.: Photo submitted by USA Hockey Magazine
As Flat Stanley Cup continues to make his way around the hockey world, USA Hockey Magazine would like to acknowledge Jeff Brown and his creation of Flat Stanley, which our character is loosely based on.
Created 45 years ago, Brown’s Flat Stanley books have promoted literacy all over the world, inspiring kids to share their adventures with Flat Stanley for generations.
We want to thank Mr. Brown and his creation for inspiring us to associate Flat Stanley with hockey in a fun and meaningful way. For more information about the Flat Stanley, visit flatstanleybooks.com.
FLAT STANLEY® is a registered trademark of the Trust u/w/o Richard C. Brown f/b/o Duncan Brown.