Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. I hope you have a great day spending it with your kids. As an adult I cheered with my Dad as the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup two years ago while trying to tell my young daughter how to say the opponents name in each series, but as a kid I have two memories with my Dad that will last a lifetime.
The first memory with my Dad was opening night in 1986, and somehow he was able to score some tickets for us to go to the game. He would usually get tickets once a season for a Blackhawks game, but to see the Hawks on opening night to see Denis Savard and Steve Larmer play was something special. They handed out calendars that night which of course I still have, and I’m not sure, but I believe there were more fights in the old Chicago Stadium stands than there were on the ice that night. It was a great night even though I’m not sure if they won or loss that evening.
The second thing I remember is late one night watching an overtime playoff game which of course I was suppose to be sleeping. The Hawks scored unexpectedly winning the game, and me and my Dad erupted in a loud cheer that woke everyone in the house up! I was glad that my Dad was there to receive the large amount of grief from my Mother, but it didn’t matter because the Hawks won the game.
I’m sure you all have great memories with your Dad, and hopefully this next season will bring many more great memories!! Have a great Father’s Day!!
Let’s Go Hawks!!