GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Colorado Avalanche are the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions! The Avs defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to close out the series and earn the cup. It is the third title in franchise history and the first since 2001. Nate MacKinnon and Artturi Lehkonen both scored goals in the closeout game and Cale Makar earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs.
The Grand Junction Rockies fell to the Ogden Raptors by a score of 8-6. The Raptors once again are in first place in the Pioneer League’s Southern Division after the Rockies had been tied with them prior to this game.
The Minnesota Twins defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-3.