History in St. Louis

Hager Co. was 118 years old when the St. Louis Blues organization was founded in 1967. As baseball fans cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals since 1882, it wasn’t difficult to rally behind a new hockey team.

Like many other fans, several Hager team members have been long time season ticket holders. They’ve suffered the highs and lows throughout the years. This season was looking pretty dim with the Blues in last place on January 3rd. But the music changed and the Blues hit an 11-game winning streak through the middle of February.

Contrary to what some people say, we are a sports town. The fans and City of St. Louis have celebrated with the Blues every step of the way. As the Blues climbed in the standings the excitement grew.

When the Blues clinched a playoff spot you couldn’t drive more than a few blocks in the city without seeing a Let’s Go Blues banner.

A few team members attended some of the playoff games and shared these photos.

The hockey playoff season is long and arduous. Several games went into overtime and lasted the full seven game series.

When the St. Louis Blues won the Western Conference Championship and were heading to the Stanley Cup Final, the Hager Family and Lisa Filkins, our VP of Human Resources, wanted Hager to celebrate and show our Blues support!

HQ held a Spirit Week contest and had three very special judges determine the winner. A previous blog post covered those festivities. Check it out here!

Brian Clarke, our Director of Specifications, had the best shirt.

Mona Cafazza and Kathy Pilgram got into the spirit too.

And then the impossible happened, the dream came true, and the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The White Family

St. Louis celebrated as did Hager Co.

Gateway Arch Park
Josh Hager with St. Louis Blues Goalie Jordan Binnington
St. Louis Blues Right Wing David Perron with the Stanley Cup
Josh Hager with St. Louis Blues Left Wing Vladimir Tarasenko
Dan White and John Hamm

HQ has been celebrating all week, also!

We are St. Louis Proud!
Monday Bagels
Tuesday Pretzels
Wednesday Ted Drewes
Thursday Party!
Josh Hager

Special shirts celebrating Hager’s 170th anniversary and the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Championship
Johnston & Amanda Hager with their son Ralphie, sporting a Blues onesie.

These are all memories we will keep close to our hearts forever. We are St. Louis proud! Proud of the City, the St. Louis Blues organization, and proud to celebrate 170 years at Hager Companies!