RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former Bronco Hockey standout David Gove joined in the celebration as the Carolina Hurricanes captured their first-ever Stanley Cup title with a game seven victory over the Edmonton Oilers this past week.

Gove made his National Hockey League debut with the Hurricanes earlier this season after spending much of the year with the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Lowell.  Gove was called up for the playoffs, serving as the team's 13th forward in case of injuries.

"This has been the best two months of my life," said Gove since arriving in Raleigh.  "The experience of being part of a Stanley Cup Champion is a dream come true.  It was a great group of guys and I was honored to be part of the best team in the National Hockey League."

Gove lettered four seasons with the Broncos (1998-2001), finishing as the 24th-leading scorer in school history with 143 points (57 goals, 86 assists) in 144 contests.  He shared the CCHA scoring title in 2000-01 and twice received the Rob Hodge Award as WMU's team MVP.

Gove becomes the second Bronco to handle the Cup, joining Glenn Heally who played on the New York Rangers' championship team in 1993-94.