Trump hosts NHL champion St. Louis Blues at White House

President Donald Trump holds up a hockey uniform presented by St. Louis Blues National Hockey League principal owner Tom Stillman. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI

Oct. 16 (UPI) — President Donald Trump welcomed the St. Louis Blues team to the White House on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate their 2019 Stanley Cup championship win.

Trump congratulated the team on their June victory in which the Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in a best-of-seven series to win the Stanley Cup. It was the team’s first championship win.

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Trump acknowledged Blues player Alex Steen, who was missing some of his top teeth, as well as Stanley Cup MVP Ryan O’Reilly and fan Laila Anderson, who cheered the team on while being treated for a life-threatening autoimmune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.

“You inspired the Blues all season and today you continue to inspire all Americans,” Trump told her.

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