Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Chicago Blackhawks logo on the ice during media day in preparation for game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Fina against the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On November 17, 1926 The Chicago Blackhawks organization played in it’s first ever game after being formed a few months earlier on May 1st. The Blackhawks took to the ice at the Chicago Coliseum to take on the Toronto St. Patrick’s.
The Blackhawks would win that first contest in Chicago by the score of 4-1 in front of a home crowd of 7,000 patrons. The Blackhawks were off and running while finishing the season with a 19-22-3 record. They would lose in the first round of the playoffs to the Boston Bruins, but our favorite hockey team was now an Original 6 team.
The Blackhawks original owner Fredric McLaughlin would fire his original coach but in the end would be rewarded in 1934 with the franchises first Stanley Cup and it all started on this date 88 years ago today.
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The Blackhawks have won 5 Stanley Cups, 3 Conference Championships, 2 President’s trophies, 15 divisional championships and 59 playoff appearances in 88 years!!
Happy 88th Blackhawks can’t wait for what’s in store during the next 88 seasons.
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