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Summer with Stanley

Blues GM brings Cup home to dad, Hockey Hall of Fame official

Armstrong heads back to Sarnia, Ontario, for family time

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Doug Armstrong took the Stanley Cup home to his dad.

The St. Louis Blues general manager, the architect of the 2019 champions, went to his hometown of Sarnia, Ontario, on Saturday to share his day with the Cup with family.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Sharing a #StanleyCup moment with Dad, priceless! @StLouisBlues General Manager Doug Armstrong poses with his Father, @HockeyHallFame member and former @NHL on-ice official Neil Armstrong.

Amrstrong's father, Neil, a longtime NHL linesman, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991.


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Neil Armstrong, 86, officiated his first NHL game on Nov. 16, 1957, a 4-2 win by the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Boston Bruins at Maple Leaf Gardens. He worked 21 seasons before retiring in 1978.

Earlier in the day, Doug Armstrong and his family took the Cup to pose for a picture with a scenic and symbolic background, the Blue Water Bridge, which connects the United States and Canada over the St. Clair River.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: The Armstrongs pose with the #stanleycup in front of the @MDOT_BWB #bluewaterbridge joining Canada and the USA @StLouisBlues @nhl@HockeyHallFame

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