Oct 9, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards (91) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 3-2 in the overtime shootout. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-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

Skylar Peters, Staff Writer

17-year 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 has been with Blackhawk Up since January 2013.

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!

Ericka McFee, Staff Writer

Originally from Northwest Indiana, but a longtime resident of various neighborhoods/suburbs of Chicago. 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.

Brian Kinkade, Staff Writer

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

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.

Cindy Crawford, Staff Writer

Blogger, Freelance Writer and Dedicated Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Blackhawks Fan. Lover of hockey, dogs, kids and husband. Not necessarily in that order. Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois where hockey is a high priority. Our Icemen have won more than any other high school team in Illinois, and there are plenty of college games to take in at the local ice house. Our Rockford IceHogs put on an exciting AHL display at the BMO Harris Bank Center and it's a proud moment when our guys move up to play with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nothing beats a short drive to the "Madhouse on Madison" to see the best hockey and the greatest anthem singer in the world.

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.

Brian Kasnicka, Staff Writer

Nineteen year old pre-med major. Born and raised in Arkansas. Unwavering Chicago Blackhawks fan.

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!

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