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Blackhawks victory: Quigley, hockey player, praises champions from House floor

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Quigley_Cup.JPGRep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) was at the Blackhawk game in Philadelphia and is hoisting the Stanley Cup.

WASHINGTON -Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) super hockey fan--and a player--was at the Blackhawk championship game in Philadelphia on Wednesday night and praised the team from the House floor on Thursday.

"Madam Speaker, you have no idea how much I'm going to enjoy this, but sometime late last night, Patrick Kane slipped a puck past a Philadelphia goaltender in overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks became the Stanley Cup Champions.

"Congratulations to the team for their great season. Many of these players have played over 120 games this season, including the Olympics, to achieve their One Goal.

"A special thanks to the owner of the Blackhawks, Rocky Wirtz. While hockey never left Chicago, he brought it back. The management team of John McDonough, Jay Blunk, Stan and Scotty Bowman, Coach Quenneville, and Dale Tallon.

"Madam Speaker, today, for all of us, with apologies, Chicago is (Quigley sings) 'My Kind of Town.' Thank you and I yield back."

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