Hi! I’m Cindy, new staff writer for Blackhawk Up. My friends nicknamed me “Cindy Crawford” because of a #50 Crawford T-shirt I wear, along with a #19 Toews Jersey, and various other IceHogs and Blackhawk apparel. 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 icehouse. 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.
As a staff writer for Blackhawk Up I will be following my local hometown heroes, the Rockford IceHogs, as they play for the Calder Cup. I will keep you informed of team highlights, and the comings and goings of the players as they move from Hogs to Hawks and activities in between. Kids skating with an IceHog in a scrimmage game of pond hockey, an IceHog showed up in a family motorcycle shop, and my friend’s daughter dated a former IceHog now a Blackhawk. Living in Rockford I hear of many local sightings and connections of the Rockford IceHogs in the community.
So, check in on my “Top Hogs” picks from Rockford and my general hockey opinions from a girl’s point of view on the game and its’ players, rules, jersey’s, and anything else I might find interesting to share. I’ll appreciate comments and conversations so feel free to join in.
Let’s go Hogs and Blackhawks! Can’t wait for October 11th when both teams host their home openers for the 2014-15 season.