Teenage hockey player spends day with Stanley Cup, shares his joy with everyone

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Logan Piz with Stanley Cup. May 15, 2013

Logan Piz with Stanley Cup. May 15, 2013

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DENVER -- A teenage hockey player from Arvada who has big dreams about winning NHL championships and an even bigger heart had a dream come true Wednesday.

Logan Piz has been diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. He had a surprise visitor at Rocky Mountain Children's Hospital. It was the Stanley Cup. He got to spend the day with one of the most prized trophies in all of sports.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Discover, the NHL and the Colorado Avalanche made Logan's wish come true.

When he first saw the cup, he said, "That's amazing."

And it truly was for Logan. He spent an emotional morning with friends, family and the 34-and-a-half pound silver chalice.

"I wasn't feeling very good this morning, but now it's really uplifting just to see it," he said.

Holding true to his personality, Logan was just as excited to share his big moment and his big trophy as he was to receive it.

The surprises kept coming. Logan's next stop with the Stanley Cup was the APEX Center in Arvada where he not only got to show off the cup, but he also got to meet one of his favorite players: Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sébastien Giguère.

"It's an honor to be here on behalf of a kid like Logan," Giguère said.

Rejoined with his teammates on the ice, Logan received a warm reception to the rink as more than 700 people packed the stands.

They were all there, along with his parents, to help lift Logan's spirits now, so that he can beat cancer down the road.

Then he'll be able to go after his dream of playing in the NHL and hoisting the Stanley Cup again sometime.

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