Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province.

July 19, 2017

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province.

In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth as part of an annual civic parade.

''Get ready, the Stanley cup is coming to town!'' Crosby confirmed in the tweet sent late Tuesday night. ''I will be taking Lord Stanley to the streets Monday August 7th in the Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day parade.''

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The parade, part of annual events that celebrate Halifax's birthday, also happens to fall on the Pittsburgh Penguins captain's 30th birthday.

Natal Day chairman Greg Hayward said he expects another 25,000 people will be lining the parade route on top of the roughly 40,000 usual attendees.

''It's extremely exciting to think that we're going to have Sid and the Cup in our Natal Day parade,'' Hayward said Wednesday.

Crosby has shown off the Stanley Cup twice before in his hometown of Cole Harbour, just outside Dartmouth, in 2009 and 2016.

Last July, Crosby carried the Cup in the back of a pickup that made its way to an arena in Cole Harbour as thousands of cheering fans looked on in sweltering heat.

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