Happy 75th Birthday, Stan Mikita!

Statue of Stan Mikita

Stan Mikita, who played his entire 22-year career with the Chicago Blackhawks, is turning 75 on May 20. Nicknamed Stosh, he was one of the most dynamic centers to ever play the game of hockey, scoring 541 goals and 926 assists before being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983. As a kid, […]

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“Miracle on Ice” 35th anniversary

ice hockey skate, stick and puck

It's hard to believe, but on February 22, it will be 35 years since the historic "Miracle on Ice" game unfolded at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. As an avid hockey fan, it still boggles my mind that a bunch of college kids, led by Coach Herb Brooks, was able to beat […]

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2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions

The 2012-2013 NHL season got off to a late start.  The collective bargaining agreement had expired, and the players' union and the owners couldn't agree on new contract.  The lockout lasted almost three months, effectively cancelling 34 regular season games.  This long delay proved magical for the Chicago Blackhawks. During the first 24 games of […]

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2010 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions

For much of the first decade of the 21st century, the Blackhawks were known as one of the worst franchises in all of sports.  It had been nearly five decades since the Stanley Cup was hoisted above the heads of the Hawks, the longest drought in the NHL. Everything would change in the fall of […]

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1961 Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship

The 1960-61 Blackhawks had a lot in common with 2009-10 Blackhawks. Both teams had young talent who would quickly become household names. Bobby Hull was 21 and had already earned the nickname the Golden Jet. Stan Mikita, 20, was also beginning his long and prosperous career. The Hawks met the Canadiens in the first round […]

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1938 Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

The Blackhawks limped into the 1938 playoffs with a 14-25-9 regular season record. The Hawks went on to defeat the Montreal Canadiens and New York Americans in the first and second rounds. Despite their hot streak, the Hawks had a serious issue to contend with as they headed to Toronto for Game One of the […]

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Here Come the Hawks…

Chicago Blackhawks logo

Fall is my favorite time of year - apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hay rides, crisp leaves crunching under my feet and most importantly every October, the National Hockey League starts its season. While I have already made it to a Hawks preseason game, there is nothing like the thrilling action and excitement of going to a regular season […]

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