WASHINGTON, DC - (June 10, 2010) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) issued the following statement today:
"I congratulate the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2010 Stanley Cup. After an incredible season, no team is more deserving.
"The Blackhawks lightening-fast pace and tremendous skill level delivered the team the second-best league record in the regular season. Coach Joel Quenneville guided his team masterfully through the playoffs, where the Blackhawks defeated the Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks, and San Jose Sharks to win the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl as Western Conference champions.
"Led by Captain and Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Toews, who equaled the Blackhawks single-season playoff scoring record with 29 points, the team met the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals. Each player on the team made significant contributions as they battled the Flyers until the overtime period of game six, where Patrick Kane notched the series-winning goal, earning Chicago its first Stanley Cup since 1961.
"As a lifelong fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, I take great pride in congratulating the team on an incredibly thrilling season. I thank them for bringing the Stanley Cup back to the Madhouse on Madison."
Congressman Bobby L. Rush statement on Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) released the following statement on the historic Stanley Cup win by the Chicago Blackhawks:
"Like so many Chicagoans I am so proud of the Chicago Blackhawks for accomplishing their historic Stanley Cup win. The last time they won Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive, the Civil Rights Act had not been signed into law. I was still in high school and America was struggling with its identity and the meaning of freedom," Rush said. "Today, the Blackhawks have proven once again that they are a world class team for a world class city. I salute all of the players, the coach and management for bringing the cup home. And on behalf of the people of the 1st Congressional District of Illinois, I also want to congratulate Hawks owner Rocky Wirtz for his outstanding leadership. As we relish this victory, I can't wait for next season and I think I'll get my tickets early."