WAROAD, Minn, - It’s one of the best trophies in sports. The Stanley Cup goes to the champion of the National Hockey League. Each player of the winning team also gets to spend a day with the Cup, and former UND standout, TJ Oshie brought it to Warroad today.
He went to high school in the northwest Minnesota town. Oshie helped the Washington Capitals win the title for the first time in franchise history. After a parade and a gathering at the Gardens, Oshie and the Cup headed to the Twin Cities for a private party.
"We had some really good teams that I played on here, won some state tournaments, and, you really, at that point it felt like it could never get better, and we leap frogged it a little bit with a Stanley Cup, but to bring it back here with the banners showing there, it's pretty emotional and pretty special for me and my family,” said Oshie.
This is the first time the Cup has been to Warroad, but Dustin Byfuglein brought it to Roseau in 2010 after he helped the Blackhawks win the championship.