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Parayko will return to UAF hockey camp as a Stanley Cup champion

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 13, 2019
  • Published June 13, 2019

St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko, a former UAF player, carries the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday in Boston. (Michael Dwyer / Associated Press)

Wednesday night, he hoisted the Stanley Cup. Next month, he’ll be running a hockey camp in Fairbanks.

Colton Parayko, a St. Louis Blues defenseman and former captain of the UAF hockey team, will return to Alaska for the second annual Parayko Hockey Camp at the Patty Ice Arena . The four-day camp, whose instructors will include Parayko and several other former Nanooks, runs July 9-12.

Parayko played for the Nanooks for three seasons from 2012-14; at the conclusion of his rookie season with the Blues in 2016, he competed a degree in business management at UAF.

He’s the fifth player from Alaska’s Division I hockey programs to win a Stanley Cup:

Shawn Chambers, New Jersey Devils 1995, Dallas Stars 1999 (UAF 1985-87)

Mike Peluso, New Jersey Devils 1995 (UAA 1985-89)

Jordan Hendry, Chicago Blackhawks, 2010 (UAF 2002-06)

Jay Beagle, Washington Capitals, 2018 (UAA 2005-07)

Colton Parayko, St. Louis Blues, 2019 (UAF 2012-14)