Emotion overcomes T.J. Oshie after winning Stanley Cup in front of his father, Tim
T.J. Oshie lifted the Stanley Cup.
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."
Ok TJ Oshie... You got me, it’s gettin dusty in here. pic.twitter.com/miuvx2b9mv
— Ryan Ohashi (@Osmashi) June 8, 2018
T.J. became emotional again in an interview with NBC.
TJ Oshie talking about his dad wrecked me pic.twitter.com/2A2hjmx8TE
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 8, 2018
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. Oshie got to lift the Stanley Cup with his dad, who has Alzheimer’s. What a moment. pic.twitter.com/BxEeASlMot
— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) June 8, 2018
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.
Oshie and his dad, Tim. Sometimes a picture really is worth 1,000 words. pic.twitter.com/BiGQ1c0EAm
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 8, 2018