Joey Moss could hardly contain his excitement when he gazed at the shiny, silver trophy with his name engraved on the base.
The Oilers' longtime dressing room attendant was even happier Thursday when he handed the Joey Moss Cup to center Doug Weight at Skyreach Centre.
What started out as an idea by Edmonton assistant coach Craig MacTavish to liven up training camp with intrasquad games became something more before the siren wailed and Team White celebrated its 4-0 win over Team Blue.
The cup will stay in the Oilers' dressing room all season. The moment it provided for Moss will be remembered long after.
"Our support staff, all the people like Joey, are constant reminders to us what good people and hard work are all about," Oilers Coach Kevin Lowe said. "Joey's situation is pretty unique, in terms of his disability and what he lives with every day."
Moss, 35, who has Down's syndrome, has been handing out towels, water and equipment in the Oilers' dressing room since 1985.
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