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Welcome to Blackhawk Up, the Chicago Blackhawks news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Blackhawk Up is dedicated to providing top-notch Blackhawks news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Ryan Fedrau,Site Expert

Covering Chicago Sports since 2019. Check out my Twitter page.

Michael Wagner,Site Expert

A long time blogger and content creator who has a passion for Chicago sports, video games, craft beer and Italian beef sandwiches.

Jimmy Lynch,Contributor

Chicago Native who watches a lot of hockey and football, maybe a little too much, trying to make watching sports his profession. Studying at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a degree in multimedia journalism. Current site expert for Howlin Hockey, and contributor for Puck Prose, Bear Goggles On, and Blackhawk Up

Roland Hacker,Contributor

I love all sports, but ice hockey and baseball hold a special place in my heart. I'm a fan of all of the Chicago teams, but the Blackhawks and Cubs are at the top of the list. I'm a Marine Corps veteran and aspiring journalist.

Seth Stauffer,Contributor

Kevin Braeunle,Contributor

Ask anyone what my passion is and you will always get "hockey". Lifelong hockey fan who you can't convince that it isn't the best sport in the world.

Jonathan Durrbeck,Contributor

A retired ACHA sieve working in PR. Using my 15+ years of playing and coaching to write about our beloved Blackhawks.

Mike Murdock,Contributor

A lifelong Hawks fan. Born and raised right here in Chicagoland. Your source for all things Blackhawks!

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