Cheering on the St. Louis Blues!

It’s not every day the hometown hockey team plays well enough to be in the Stanley Cup Finals. In fact, it’s the St. Louis Blues first time since 1970 and considering they were in last place on January 3rd, the town and Hager Companies is going wild.

Our team is excited to continue to cheer the Blues on in their quest for the Stanley Cup, and we showed that enthusiasm this week with a Spirit contest judged today by some extraordinary people.

If you’ve been following the Blues you’ve probably seen Laila Anderson cheering them on. Laila is a huge Blues fan and had the chance to meet Colton Parayko, one of her favorite players, at an event held at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Laila is fighting HLH, a systemic inflammatory disease. Her battle, at just 11 years of age, inspired Parayko and the two developed a friendship since that first meeting.

Laila met Lucas White, the son of Dan White, our Manager of Product Development, at a Blues player event with Robert Bortuzzo #41. They developed a friendship based on their mutual love of all things hockey, but specifically the Blues and players.

Laila, Lucas, and Emileigh (Lucas’s sister) joined us this morning to judge which office had the most Blues spirit!

Lucas White, Laila Anderson, Emileigh White
Our esteemed judges
Lucas and his dad, Dan, checking out the assortment of rally towels in Holly’s office!
Steve has streamers galore!
The judges are taking notes.

Joe’s office has its own hockey player cheering on the Blues!
You’re right Bob, we all Bleed Blue!
Daniel definitely has the Blues spirit!
Julie cheering on the Blues and sharing The National Marrow Donor Program’s website:
and the winner – Anne Loeffler!

Thanks to our judges for taking time out of their day to stop by Hager and share their excitment for hockey and the Blues!

Let’s Go Blues!!!!

For Laila, Lucas, Emileigh, and all the fans we’re cheering you on St. Louis Blues, bring home the Stanley Cup!!