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Colorado Avalanche fans packed downtown Denver to celebrate Stanley Cup win
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Thousands packed Civic Center Park to celebrate the Avalanche winning the Stanley Cup. 
Brian Willie, Rocky Mountain PBS

DENVER —  On a cloudy morning on the last day of June, thousands of people decked out in burgundy, blue, silver and black swarmed the streets of downtown Denver. For the first time in more than 20 years, the Stanley Cup was coming back to the Mile High City. 

The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lighting 2-1 in Game 6 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final on Sunday, winning their first Stanley Cup since 2001 and just their third championship in the team's history. 

In celebration on Thursday, the Avs, their supporters, and more held a parade downtown Denver making their way from Union Station to Civic Center Park in the heart of the city. Thousands of fans, young and old, lined the streets cheering for their beloved Stanley Cup champs. 

Below is an array of photos from the parade and celebration Thursday. 

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Stanley Cup makes it way through downtown parade

You can rewatch the parade and celebration below. 

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