Stanley Cup makes a visit to Vermont with Bruins goalie Tim Thomas

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has brought the Stanley Cup to Vermont, where he played college hockey.

Crowds gathered in Burlington to watch Thomas march in a parade Saturday morning. Thomas also made a few comments, thanking the National Guard and communities for helping the state work to recover from flooding caused by tropical storm Irene.

Thomas runs a summer hockey program in the area. The Davison, Mich., native played for four years at Vermont and led the team to back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament and the school’s first Frozen Four in 1996.

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Thomas led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup since 1972. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL post-season.