Fans shrug off rain to honor Stanley Cup champion Blues

Parade, rally at the Arch to honor Stanley Cup champ Blues

Parade, rally at the Arch to honor Stanley Cup champ Blues

St. Louis Blues defenseman and captain Alex Pietrangelo, right, hands the Stanley Cup to a fan during the Blues' NHL hockey Stanley Cup victory celebration in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Blues held their Stanley Cup parade Saturday and there celebrating the win was superfan Laila Anderson. They hadn't been back until this year.

Coach Craig Berube told the crowd at the rally that he's happy for the city and fans, but most of all, he's happy for his players.

The last time St. Louis celebrated a major championship was when the Cardinals won the 2011 World Series. Former St. Louis Blues player and Hall of Fame member Brett Hull rides in the Blues' NHL hockey Stanley Cup victory parade.

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The second round was suspended because of darkness with about two dozen players still on the course. I feel like I'm hitting the ball well and giving myself a lot of great looks, which is exciting".

The parade was followed by a victory rally beneath the Gateway Arch.

The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in Game 7 to win their first championship.

Coach Craig Berube, who took over when Mike Yeo was sacked in November, is the fourth coach in the past 11 years hired in midseason to lead his team to the National Hockey League title.

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