Saving the best sport and team for last! Chicago’s NHL team, the Chicago Blackhawks. Hockey is personally my favorite. I grew up playing an iceless hockey team as well as playing field hockey throughout all four years of highschool. So, everything BUT ice hockey. I have attended four Blackhawks games and they all have been great experiences. My favorite part of the hockey game is the National Anthem, where typically the stadium would be quiet, but Chicago is known to go crazy and screams the National Anthem. Also, every time the Hawks score a goal, the song Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis, blasts and everybody sings along.
The Blackhawks started in 1926, owned by Frederic McLaughlin. Not much of a difference, but their original name was the Chicago Black Hawks from 1926 to 1986 then changed to the Chicago Blackhawks (all one word). The Blackhawks are a part of the “original six” for winning six Stanley Cups. The first Stanley cup win was in 1933-34 against the Detroit Red Wings with a final score of 5-2. The second win was in 1937-38 against Toronto Maple Leafs with a final score of 2-1. The third win was in 1960-61 against Montreal Canadiens with a final score of 4-2. The fourth win was in 2009-10 against the Philadelphia Flyers with a final score 4-2. The fifth win was in 2012-13 against the Boston Bruins with a final score of 4-2. The last (sixth) win was in 2014-15 against Tampa Bay Lighting with a final score of 2-0.
The Chicago Blackhawks play at the United Center located at 1901 W Madison St, Chicago IL, 60612.