Stan Kroenkes The winning streak continued on Sunday as the billionaire businessman secured his third championship of 2022 with the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup triumph.
The “Avs” beat two-time defending champion Lightning 2-1 in game six of the Tampa Finals to secure the third title in the franchise and second under Kroenke Sports & Entertainment ownership.
Kroenke collected his second Super Bowl title when the The Los Angeles Rams won the Big Game in February and the Colorado Mammoth won the National Lacrosse League championship earlier this month.
“I don’t know if you can compare them‘ Kroenke told the Denver Post.
“But the comparable is that you’ve had the ultimate year and so happy for the players involved and the people in the organization. That’s the commonality. It’s just the ultimate reward for a lot of people’s hard work.”
He will not add an NBA championship after his this year Denver nuggets fell to eventual champions Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.
But he can offer hope to his MLS side, the Colorado Rapids (5-4-7), who sit 10th in the Western Conference with 18 games remaining. Kroenke won the 2010 MLS Cup as the Rapids owner.
Kroenke’s Premier League club Arsenal finished fifth and failed to qualify for the Champions League this year.
Earlier this month, he also received good news when he raked in $5.5 billion SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles has been selected by FIFA as one of the venues for the 2026 FIFA World Cup