World News – US – Blake Coleman of Tampa Bay Lightning becomes first Texan to win Stanley Cup since 1994


With his team ahead of one halfway to a championship game, a Texas native buried a goal to put his childhood favorite team hoping to win their first Stanley Cup in 21 years more out of reach

Blake Coleman was born and raised in Plano The Tampa Bay Lighting forward grew up a fan of the Dallas Stars, in part thanks to his grandmother taking him to games as a child

“He was inspired to play hockey thanks to the Stars It’s the irony here,” Blake’s mother Sandy Coleman told Athletic. “He was in their first Cup race in 1999 in as a star-obsessed child « 

The Stars won Game 6 Monday 2-0, winning the series With the victory Coleman becomes the first Texas native since Brian Leetch to lift the Stanley Cup

Leetch was born in Corpus Christi in 1968, but his family moved to Connecticut when Leetch was only 3 months old Leetch won the Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994 and in 2009 was inducted in the Hall of Fame

Coleman scored an assist from Cedric Paquette at 7:01 of the second period, the last goal of the game

« It’s a dream come true It’s everything you work for as a hockey player, » Coleman said in a post-game interview before highlighting the weight of the Stanley Cup « A little heavier than I thought, but damn, it’s amazing »

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World News – United States – Blake Coleman of Tampa Bay Lightning becomes first Texan to win the Stanley Cup since 1994



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