The American Hockey League released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, and the Wolves open Oct. 11 at Allstate Arena against Charlotte. That starts a five-game homestand to begin the season. The second half of the season is heavy with home games – in February, March, and April, the Wolves play in Rosemont 20 times
Leave it to Blackhawks team captain Jonathan Toews to do the ALS ice bucket challenge while wakeboarding.
Bears writer Adam Jahns responds to a challenge from talking head Harry Teinowitz of 87.7 The Game. Sun-Times columnist Rick Telander responds … It turns out Blackhawks writer Mark Lazerus already completed his challenge … To support ALS research or to make an donation, visit The ALS Foundation’s website HERE.
When Michael Leighton first walks into a Blackhawks dressing room next month and sees Patrick Kane, it’s not as if he’s going to break down and start sobbing on the spot. He is, however, expecting to hear once or twice about Kane’s Stanley Cup-winning goal in 2010, the one that improbably slid in between the
As expected, Kevin Hayes, the Blackhawks’ first-round draft pick in 2010, did not sign with the team on Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent as of midnight. The Hawks will receive the 54th pick in the 2015 NHL draft as compensation. “We offered Kevin what we believed was a generous and fair contract,” Hawks
“The Stripper” is no more. Blackhawks president John McDonough told the Sun-Times on Wednesday that the longstanding — and to so many, infuriating — practice of organist Frank Pellico playing “The Stripper” while a woman participated in the second-intermission “Shoot the Puck” promotion will stop in the 2014-15 season. “I think you’ve heard the last
It’s not quite the Conn Smythe, but Patrick Kane added some more hardware to his trophy case. The Blackhawks superstar was named championship MVP of the Fattey Hockey League after his Milli Vanilli team upset the Pet Shop Boys in the finals. Based in Buffalo, the FHL features the area’s best players in non-contact summer
Johnny Oduya showed up at the Blackhawks convention at the Hilton sporting a thick beard and shaved temples. It was almost enough to distract people from noticing the walking boot on his right foot. “See? That’s smart,” he said. “That’s why I have it.” It turns out Oduya broke his foot blocking a shot from
It seems almost unfair to watch 6-foot-9 free agent invitee Oliver Meebus showcase his rare blend of skating speed and imposing size at the Blackhawks’ Prospect Camp at Johnny’s IceHouse West. The German native was most recently on the ice with Krefelder Pinguine of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, though he’s also played with the German
Forward Anthony Louis is not a hard man to spot; just look for the smallest guy on the ice. Standing at 5’7” and 145 pounds, Louis is far and away the smallest player at the Blackhawks Prospect Camp, and is a whopping 14 inches shorter than the likes of defender Oliver Mebus, the camp’s tallest