Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Former UNO Maverick Scott Parse Hoists Lord Stanley's Cup

Scott Parse missed most of the season after undergoing hip surgery in November.  He only played in nine games this season for the Los Angeles Kings.  But he was part of the team, and so got to take part in the greatest trophy presentation and celebration in sports today last night.  The Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Monday night to win the Stanley Cup Final four games to two.  And Parse got to put on his uniform and hoist Lord Stanley's Cup.

Why yes, that IS former UNO hockey forward Scott Parse hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup! #gomavs

Posted by University of Nebraska at Omaha on Monday, June 11, 2012

No word as to whether Parse will get his name on the Cup, as he only played nine games this year.  But he is the first UNO player to play on a Stanley Cup winning team.

And while many fans feel that winning the Super Bowl or a World Series title is more noteworthy, there's no denying that the awarding of the Stanley Cup is the greatest ceremony. It's certainly more reverential, and there is no greater joy for a hockey player than to be able to hoist it over your head on the ice. The alcohol will almost certainly follow later, but on the ice, it's simply a profound expression of joy.

Congratulations to Scott...and if he gets a chance to have a day with the Cup, here's a selfish wish that he considers spending it in Omaha.

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