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Summer with Stanley

Maroon eats cereal with son, toasted ravioli with Anderson out of Cup

Forward brings trophy back to St. Louis for hometown bash

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

A party in St. Louis isn't complete without some toasted ravioli, and these days a Blues party isn't complete without the Stanley Cup, so for Pat Maroon's turn with the trophy, he put them together.

Maroon started Saturday eating a breakfast of Cinnamon Toast Crunch out of the Cup with his son Anthony before making a few stops around town.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: Get your own spoon, dad! #stlblues #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/o6v6UG61yb

Maroon, an Oakville, Missouri, native, went to All American Sports Mall in south St. Louis County, where he played inline hockey as a kid.

 

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Next up was Charlie Gitto's in downtown St. Louis, owned by his fiancée Francesca Vangel's family, where he ate toasted ravioli with marinara sauce from the Cup.

Superfan Laila Anderson was in attendance for the party wearing a shirt that read, "Chubby but effective," a reference to the line Maroon used in response to Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine's chirp during the Western Conference First Round.

Instagram from @travelswithstanley: #StlBlues super fan Laila Anderson joins Pat Maroon for some delicious ravioli out of the #StanleyCup @nhl @thehockeyhalloffame @stlouisblues

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: Toasted ravs served in the #StanleyCup. Yes, @patmaroon just did the most St. Louis thing ever. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/yqIcJ3D8t2

"It's been fun," Maroon said. "It's obviously a good day, but a special day at the same time. It's like planning a wedding to get this thing and have everyone see it. It's been good though. It's just unfortunate I have to do a lot of private events or else the whole city of St. Louis would be ... as you can see out front, there's a couple thousand people waiting. It's been fun though."

Growing up a Blues fan and attending games with his father Philip and brothers Phil and Justin, Pat brought the Cup to some of the places that have meant so much to him.

"At the old Checkerdome, my dad had season tickets, and to come back home, have my son and my fiancée who both are from here, to really enjoy it with them and to bring a Stanley Cup home as a St. Louis boy, you really can't put it into words," the 31-year-old forward said.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: Oops we got Sidetracked Again. #stlblues #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/L745nWBWJr

Maroon then went to Sidetracked Again Bar & Grill in Warrenton, Missouri, before finishing the day with family and friends at a lake house in Hermann, Missouri, less than two hours west of St. Louis.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: Championships run in the family. #stlblues #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/EiU72BGRc4

Phillip Pritchard, the Keeper of the Cup, shared on Twitter that this wasn't Maroon's first brush with the trophy when he posted an old picture from the Hockey Hall of Fame showing a younger Maroon with the Cup.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Dreams are made in St Louis today! 20 years ago @patmaroon visited the @HockeyHallFame and got a photo. Today he brought it back home to St Louis and took another photo....in his house! #StanleyCup champion @StLouisBlues @nhl@HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/6DwH7nHZvD

This time, however, Maroon got in a lot more fun with Stanley.

NHL.com Correspondent Louie Korac contributed to this story.

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