ST. LOUIS – The Stanley Cup has been on quite the journey since it arrived in St. Louis and now it’s on a summer tour with the team.
Colton Parayko took the Cup home to St. Albert in Canada to visit some youth hockey players, hospitalized kids at a Children’s Hospital and he stopped by his grandpa’s house for a special toast.
Parayko brought the Cup home and was greeted by his family cheering.
“I owe it all to them, it’s an exciting time for all of us,” Parayko said.
Colton stopped by his grandpa’s house where they honored his grandma who passed away in November 2018.
Colton and his grandpa posed for a photo with a portrait of grandma.
Tom, his grandpa, was emotional when asked what this meant to him.
“It’s just hard for me to answer – we had such a wonderful life that I wish she was here,” Tom Parayko said.
“Colton and grandma had a deal, every time he scored a goal, she’d have a shot,” Tom Parayko said.
The family took a shot of peach Schnapps in honor of grandma.