Maroon, Blues bringing Stanley Cup back to St. Louis this weekend

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Stanley Cup is coming back to town and will arrive just after 9 a.m. Friday for a three-day stay, according to the Cup's chaperone. 

The keeper of the Cup, Phil Pritchard will chaperone the trophy as it spends Friday through Sunday with one of the St. Louis Blues coaches, a team trainer and forward Pat Maroon. The 33-year-old Oakville native, Maroon will have his day with the Cup on Saturday. 

"We'll see how the hockey fever is still alive and well in Missouri," Pritchard says. 

He's a hometown hero.@patmaroon #STLBlues #BluesParade pic.twitter.com/SznsFQsXYs

— KMOX St. Louis News (@kmoxnews) June 15, 2019

Pritchard tells KMOX that what impressed him the most about when the Blues returned to St. Louis after the Game 7 win is the relationship between the players and the fans.

"They get the fans are a big part of this team, after supporting them all these years in St. Louis," Pritchard says. "The players love the fans and the fans certainly love the players."

So far this summer, he and Stanley Cup have been all over Canada with Blues players and coaches. Check out some of what it's been up to via Blues Twitter: 

Last summer the Pietrangelo family grew by three with the birth of their triplets. This summer they added another new addition - the Stanley Cup. pic.twitter.com/pUITjoQPKl

— St. Louis Blues -- (@StLouisBlues) July 18, 2019

Next the sauce, then the cheese, then the meatballs all under the watchful eye of Grandma. Robby Fabbri makes the family recipe in the #StanleyCup @StLouisBlues @nhl @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/WbQ24w68hM

— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 16, 2019

This is Kevin.His favorite player is Jordan Binnington.And he has no idea they're about to meet.#stlblues #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/T4AN0cXY8R

— St. Louis Blues -- (@StLouisBlues) July 12, 2019

Not just an ordinary Sasky Saturday, eh @sskroughriders? #stlblues #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/0JB0W3pkfJ

— St. Louis Blues -- (@StLouisBlues) July 7, 2019

One more sip before you go, grandpa. #stlblues #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/eEKEwduoi6

— St. Louis Blues -- (@StLouisBlues) July 4, 2019

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