Oct 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the Stanley Cup banners prior to a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Islanders at the United Center. Chicago won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

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Keith Schultz, editor

Chicagoan living in the Smokies. Huge fan of all Chicago teams except the White Sox. Worked at Southwest Ice Arena in Crestwood throughout high school years. Wish old Chicago Stadium and Old Comiskey were still around, thankfully Soldier Field and Wrigley Field can still be enjoyed. You can follow me on Twitter @OakForest72. Your comments are always welcomed, and as always thanks for reading

Sean Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

I am a Former WGN RADIO intern and a Chicago Sports Fan. I have spent parts of the last three years in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I currently reside back in ChicagoLand. I was born and bred in the Chicago Suburbs. I am very passionate about all Chicago teams especially the Blackhawks. I have attended many great Chicago Sports games including Carlos Zambrano's no hitter at Miller Park, the last Chicago Bears play off win, and Game 5 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals will forever be the Best Sports experience of my life.

Andrew Gregory, Staff Writer

I'm 21 years old and I live in Southern Indiana! I love Chicago sports! I also love writing and expressing how I feel about my teams! My dream in the future is to be a sports journalist!

Skylar Peters, Staff Writer

16-year old Co-Editor, Senior Staff Writer, and dedicated hockey fan. Skylar is a lifetime Chicago Blackhawks fan, and loves to root for his hometown Winnipeg Jets as well. Skylar plays high school hockey at the AAAA level in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

Josh Brink, Staff Writer

I was born and raised in the 219 of Northwest Indiana. I now call Indianapolis, IN home after attending college at IUPUI and residing. Avid Blackhawks, Bulls, and Cubs fan since my early childhood. I grew up playing roller hockey and ice hockey when the ponds froze over. I also once got the opportunity to meet Chris Chelios, one of the greatest U.S. hockey players of all time.

Brian Kinkade, Staff Writer

College student majoring in Journalism, loves the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, and the Denver Broncos.

Ericka McFee, Staff Writer

Originally from Northwest Indiana, but a longtime resident of various neighborhoods/suburbs of Chicago before moving to Boston for school a few years ago. Roots for all Chicago and Indiana teams, with favorites being Blackhawks (obviously) and IU (GO HOOSIERS). Managed to score tickets to that insane Game 4 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, thanks to a great summer job. What an experience! Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @teammcfee.

Tim Lively, Staff Writer

As a Chicagoland native born and raised in the north suburbs and former hockey player, I rooted for Roenick and Chelios, endured the Daze daze, and am now reveling in the Blackhawks’ success under Rocky’s revival. I think it’s amazing that for people who once had to listen to home games on the radio, we now have an online forum created by Blackhawks fans, for Blackhawks fans. When I’m not cheering from the 300’s at the Madhouse on Madison, I love nothing more than sitting in one of Chicago’s many sports lounges with a craft beer in front of me surrounded by friends, fans, and the Blackhawks on the flat screens. Looking forward to chasing a dynasty! FOR THE DAGGER!

JoHannah Lowder, Staff Writer

A Chicago fan currently living in pro sports-less Virginia. Obsessed with anything hockey in a community where football and baseball rule. Follow me on Twitter @JoHannah87 where we can talk hockey and more!

Chris Schubert, Staff Writer

Chris is a journalism student at Arizona State University, where sports run his life. A lifelong Mets fan, the journey has been long for this 18-year-old. He enjoys turning his passion for a sport into a career. He's also a huge hockey fan, where he supports the Chicago Blackhawks.

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