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Blackhawks visit to White House set

Posted on: March 3, 2011 1:20 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2011 2:10 pm
 


President Obama will honor the hockey team from his old stomping grounds, the reigning Stanley Cup champ Chicago Blackhawks, at a White House ceremony March 11, the league announced on Thursday.

Members of the this year’s club -- including captain Jonathan Toews (above) -- will be in attendance along with team owner Rocky Wirtz, GM Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville. That leaves a good portion of the 2009-10 club responsible for the team’s title run -- Dustin Byfuglien (Atlanta), Antti Niemi (San Jose), Kris Versteeg (Philadelphia) and Andrew Ladd (Atlanta) -- possibly out of the fold. Chicago Trbune reporter Chris Kuc reports all members from last year's team are invited, but it will be up to their current teams whether they'd be cleared to attend. 

As part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let’s Move! campaign, members of the Blackhawk and the Washington Capitals will help conduct a clinic on a street hockey rink set up on the South Lawn. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean are schedule to preside over that part of the festivities. 

The Blackhawks will be in town to play the Caps on March 13, a game that will be broadcast on NBC 12:30 pm ET. 

Photo: Gettty Images
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kkjyywlpo
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:54 pm
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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Blackhawks visit to White House set

You're are a bunch of ignorant hillbillies who probably didn't even vote. Oh Canada!



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Blackhawks visit to White House set

It's a shame people have to bring politics into everything. And I'm not trying to single you out here, Rick, but...

If memory serves, the Penguins weren't invited to the white house.


Yes they were.




Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Blackhawks visit to White House set

A street rink on the south lawn?  Who's paying for this?  Unbelievable.  If memory serves, the Penguins weren't invited to the white house. Oh, sorry, forgot it's a press op for her highness.  Spare no expense.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Blackhawks visit to White House set

Prez better have somebody keep Kaner away from Michelle, and better water-down the booze.



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Blackhawks visit to White House set

So let me get this straight. The "Blackhawks" are going to visit the "White House" and the "Tige Woods" looking President?

Something tells me the Big Bang Theory does not exist.




Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Blackhawks visit to White House set

It's like when my Mom told me to eat my beans:  [whining] "Do I have to?!?"  I'd go, but only if BO wasn't there.


Pittrules77
Since: Feb 24, 2011
Posted on: March 3, 2011 2:10 pm
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