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Emotion overcomes T.J. Oshie after winning Stanley Cup in front of his father, Tim

T.J. Oshie and his family with the Stanley Cup. Dean Grillo/Twitter

T.J. Oshie lifted the Stanley Cup.

He smiled.

He yelled five times.

And minutes later, he cried, too.

When a CBC broadcaster asked Oshie about his father, Tim, during a postgame interview Thursday night, T.J. became emotional.

“My dad's here in the crowd,” Oshie said, fighting back tears. “He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and doesn't remember a lot of stuff, but you bet your ass he's going to remember this one."

T.J. became emotional again in an interview with NBC.

Tim, who brought T.J. to Warroad from Washington state in 2002, was diagnosed about five years ago.

T.J. said it has become difficult for Tim to travel, but he was able to get him to Las Vegas from Seattle for Game 5 with T.J.’s sister and aunt.

After the game, Tim got down on the ice to celebrate with T.J.

They lifted the Cup together.

T.J. has been raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s for the last five years. He’s been active in both the St. Louis and Washington, D.C., communities.

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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