• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Obama honours hometown Blackhawks at White House for Stanley Cup victory

Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough, left, presents President Barack Obama hold up a Chicago Blackhawks hockey jersey presented to the president during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, to honor the NHL 2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. Team captain Jonathan Toews is at center, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp, right, hold the Stanley Cup. Obama welcome the five-time Stanley Cup Champion to honor the team and their 2013 Stanley Cup victory over the Boston Bruins. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Zoom Image

Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough, left, presents President Barack Obama hold up a Chicago Blackhawks hockey jersey presented to the president during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, to honor the NHL 2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. Team captain Jonathan Toews is at center, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp, right, hold the Stanley Cup. Obama welcome the five-time Stanley Cup Champion to honor the team and their 2013 Stanley Cup victory over the Boston Bruins. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON - A beaming U.S. President Barack Obama saluted the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks at the White House on Monday—a rare moment for a president hungry to see more victorious teams from his hometown.

The Blackhawks have been the only Chicago team to win championships during Obama's presidency. They also won in 2010.

Speaking of other Chicago teams, the president said: "To the Bulls, Bears, Cubs, White Sox—I am term-limited, so you guys have got to get moving. I need to see you here soon. Championships belong in Chicago."

Obama praised the Blackhawks not only for their skills on the ice but for their contributions to the community. Blackhawk players and staff visited troops and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center earlier in the day.

More Stories

NHL PREVIEW:Habs look like Canada's best hope to end long Stanley Cup drought

During last season's playoffs, Canadiens players couldn't help but wonder how Montreal might...

Blackhawks skate away with easy 5-0 win over Oilers in Saskatoon

SASKATOON - Kale Kessy hopes to one day provide the grit the Edmonton Oilers have been missing...

Henrik Lundqvist makes 15 saves in period and a half, Rangers beat Blackhawks 4-1

CHICAGO - Rookies Oscar Lindberg and Anthony Duclair scored in the first period and J.T. Miller...

Nestrasil, Nosek lead Red Wings to 3-2 exhibition win over Blackhawks

DETROIT - Andrej Nestrasil and Tomas Nosek each had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Will the Los Angeles Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champions in 2014-15?




Contests

Our Partners