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Denver celebrates third hockey championship in 1 year

Avs Are One Of Several Local Hockey Teams Celebrating Championships This Year
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Denver hockey fans are celebrating their third hockey championship in one year as the Colorado Avalanche raise the Stanley Cup.

Colorado Avalanche coaches and players pose for a photo after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game Six of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 26, 2022 in Tampa. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Avalanche join the Denver University men's and the East High School boy's hockey teams as local organizations to raise their national trophies in 2022.

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 9: The Denver Pioneers capture the NCAA title 5-1 against the Minnesota State Mavericks during the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Frozen Four Championship game at TD Garden on April 9, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

The Avalanche won their first Stanley Cup Final in more than 20 years on Sunday night.

In March the East High School boys' hockey team won the national championship. The team is partially made of boys who learned hockey in middle school thanks to Kroenke Sports Charities, a wing of Kroenke Sports which owns the Avalanche. The East High team beat a team from New York to claim the 5A championship.

In April the DU Men's Hockey team won their ninth national title, and their second in just six years.

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