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In recognition of the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup and the NHL Championship for the first time in almost 50 year, Mayor Daley today proclaimed June 11th, 2010, as “Chicago Blackhawks Day in Chicago.”
“I want to congratulate the entire Blackhawks organization on bringing the Stanley Cup back to Chicago,” said Mayor Daley. “During the season and throughout the playoffs, Chicagoans who’ve never watched hockey before became part of the action. The Blackhawks truly represent the hard-working people of Chicago, and they exemplify the “I will” spirit.”
In issuing the proclamation, the Mayor cited the Blackhawks storied history as one of hockey’s “Original Six” teams, its three previous championships and the 44 former players who have been inducted into hockey’s hall of fame.
Mayor Daley presented the proclamation to the team at the celebratory parade and rally.
“The Blackhawks’ success this year has been a great life lesson for the people of Chicago. It shows that with teamwork, dedication and a commitment to never give up – no matter what – you can achieve your goals,” said Mayor Daley. “It proves that if people continue to work together as a team, great things can happen.”