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A Stanley Cup Size Home Coming

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Former Catamount and current Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas brought the Stanley Cup to Burlington Saturday Morning. 

Thousands of Vermonters from all over the state flocked to Church Street to witness a victory parade.  Thomas thanked all of his supporters and was given two flags from the Vermont National Guard.  The US Flag and Vermont Green Mountain Boy flag were both flown in Afghanistan the day the Bruins won the Stanley Cup.  Thomas returns to Vermont each year to run his summer hockey camps.  Members of those camps were in attendance Saturday as well. 

During his four year run at UVM, Thomas helped lead the Cats to two straight NCAA tournaments and the school's first Frozen Four in 1996.  This past Spring, Thomas led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup since 1972.  He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL postseason.  Thanks to those accomplishments, Thomas was also awarded the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award from the Vermont Alumni Association.

--Channel 3 Sports


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