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2020 Champions Boat Parade brings Stanley Cup through Tampa

The Bolts made their way along the Hillsborough River to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory with all of Tampa Bay.

TAMPA, Fla β€” The Tampa Bay Lightning are back in town, and they brought a special guest back with them: the Stanley Cup. 

After beating the Dallas Stars 2-0 Monday night in Game 6 on the Stanley Cup Final, the Bolts are out of the NHL bubble and ready to celebrate. 

What's a better and more Tampa Bay way to celebrate than a boat parade?

On Wednesday, your 2020 Stanley Cup Champs made their way along the Riverwalk and Hillsborough River to celebrate their victory with fans.

If you missed it, you can see the highlights below.


7:22 p.m.

6:33 p.m. 

And the Sea-Doo comes out! Alex Killorn takes the Cup for a spin while Steven Stamkos hops on the back!

6:27 p.m.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and ThunderBug pass by.

6:13 p.m.

SPOTTED: Stammer drinking from the Stanley Cup during today's boat parade.

5:55 p.m.

GO BOLTS! The Base Commander and Air Crew at MacDill Air Force Base are getting ready to head to the skies for a flyover tonight in the support of the Lightning. Thank you to these Air Force heroes for their service!

5:42 p.m.

Fans are continuing to line both sides of the river as they wait to see that glorious Stanley Cup and the team who got it done for the first time since 2004!

5:34 p.m.

HOIST THE CUP! The Stanley Cup is officially on the water. We repeat it is officially on the water.

5:22 p.m.

The energy is high Bolts fans! The Stanley Cup is out, the boats are boarded and the fans are R-E-A-D-Y.

5:02 p.m.

Well...that's one way to celebrate. A Fan was seen with his own "Stanley Cup" while riding in the Hillsborough River.

4:50 p.m. 

Fans are out along the parade path, awaiting a glimpse of the Stanley Cup!