Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chicago Blackhawks honored by President Obama; visit Walter Reed; play hockey with US Warriors

The Chicago Blackhawks have been in Washington, D.C. for a couple days ahead of their Sunday game versus the Capitals. On Thursday, they visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, bringing with them the Stanley Cup - marking the first time that hockey's famous trophy has been brought to the WRAMC. 

Blackhawks visit the Walter Reed Army Medical Center
(see also pictures on the Blackhawks site)

Friday, they met with President Obama to celebrate their championship. The President is a major sports fan, and an avid supporter of teams from his hometown of Chicago. He had a lot of good words for the team, including stating his hope that he could see them return to the White House next year.

On Saturday, the Blackhawks held practice at the Capitals practice facility, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, located in Arlington, VA, with special guests - members of the US Warriors ice hockey team. This hockey team consists of amputee soldiers who enjoy playing hockey.

The Blackhawks play the Capitals at 12:30pm ET on Sunday (don't forget that DST starts Saturday night!), viewable on NBC.

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