Northbrook's J.T. Compher, Colorado Avalanche celebrate Stanley Cup win

  • Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher of Northbrook lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday in Tampa.

    Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher of Northbrook lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday in Tampa. Associated Press

  • The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup Sunday for the first time since 2001, and for the just the third time in franchise history. J.T. Compher, a graduate of Glenbrook North High School, is on the team.

    The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup Sunday for the first time since 2001, and for the just the third time in franchise history. J.T. Compher, a graduate of Glenbrook North High School, is on the team. Associated Press

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) and Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher (37) chase the puck during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals Sunday in Tampa. The Avs won their first Stanley Cup title since 2001.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) and Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher (37) chase the puck during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals Sunday in Tampa. The Avs won their first Stanley Cup title since 2001. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 6/30/2022 11:44 AM

Northbrook's J.T. Compher was among the Colorado Avalanche players celebrating the team's first NHL Stanley Cup championship since 2001 when it defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in game six in Florida Sunday.

Compher, 27, who plays left wing, had five goals and three assists in the playoffs. He is the brother of Team USA women's hockey player Jesse Compher, who won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics.

 

Following the game -- and after celebrating with his teammates -- Compher and his joined his family on the ice for photos with the Stanley Cup.

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