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Looking back at South Florida’s championship parties as Panthers set for Stanley Cup parade

For the first time ever, an NHL team will be parading through South Florida’s streets as a champion when the Panthers roll through Fort Lauderdale with the Stanley Cup on Sunday.

Panthers fans have waited 30 years to see their team win hockey’s ultimate prize, and the celebration along A1A is sure to be a raucous event.

It of course won’t be the first parade celebrating a sports championship in South Florida, just the latest.

Here’s a look back at some of the memorable celebrations in South Florida sports history.

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins were South Florida’s first champions in the four major sports leagues going undefeated in the 1972 NFL season en route to their win in Super Bowl VII.

The victory set off major celebrations in Miami, with impromptu parties breaking out in neighborhoods across the area.

A day after the Super Bowl victory, a crowd of some 10,000 fans greeted the team at Miami International Airport to show their appreciation.

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