Frederictonian Vying for Stanley Cup

The St. Louis Blues have not been to a Stanley Cup Final since 1970 and are the oldest team in the NHL to have never won the coveted Lord Stanley Cup. Donated by and named after Lord Stanley of Preston, Canada’s sixth Governor General, the Stanley Cup has been the most prestigious Trophy in the world of Hockey dating back to 1893. Originally awarded to the Champion of the then “Hockey Club of the Dominion” it later became the Title Trophy of the National Hockey League in 1927.

The last time the St. Louis blues competed in a Stanley Cup Final Round was against the Boston Bruins. Fittingly, they begin their best of seven head to head rematch, almost 50 years in the making, against the Boston Bruins on Monday May 27th.  The Community of Fredericton and our Fredericton Junior Red Wings organization have a unique tie to this years Stanley Cup Contenders. Fredericton’s own #34 Jake Allen, a goalie with the St. Louis Blues since 2012, is the Special Advisor for the Fredericton Junior Red Wings. If the St. Louis Blues can prevail over the Bruins, Jake would be among a very select few to raise the Stanley Cup as a Frederictonian. The only other Frederictonians to win a Stanley Cup are Danny Grant and Pete Kelly. Kelly is a two time Stanley Cup Champion  with the Detroit Red Wings in 1936 and again in 1937.  Grant won with the Montreal Canadiens in 1968 and is also who the Fredericton Junior Red Wings Home Ice is partially named after (Grant-Harvey Centre).

The Fredericton Junior Red Wings wish Jake and the entire St. Louis Blues organization the best of luck in their upcoming battle against the fierce Boston Bruins squad. First puck drops in Boston in less than a week! #WeAllBleedBlue

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – MAY 21: Brayden Schenn #10 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates with Jaden Schwartz #17 and Robert Thomas #18 after scoring a goal on Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center on May 21, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)