Fan suffers heart attack watching Blackhawks

Fan suffers heart attack watching Blackhawks
June 20, 2013, 9:45 am
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Mark Strotman

With five overtime periods through four games, Blackhawks fans have had a few moments during the Stanley Cup Final when they thought their heart might stop.

Except for Dave Thomas, that was actually the case.

The west suburban Oswego native and die-hard Blackhawks fan, Thomas suffered a heart attack during Game 3 and was forced to watch the Game 4 overtime thriller from Edward Hospital in Naperville.

But the scare he suffered Monday didn't stop him from getting back to his old ways when the Blackhawks took the ice last night, as he told NBC Chicago in an email.

"My heart monitor was off the charts and I was yelling like I was in a bar!" he wrote. "The whole cardio floor had the game on! I love my Hawks but guys your killing me for real!!"

Thomas also told NBC Chicago he hopes to be out of the hospital for Game 5. We wish him a healthy rest of the Stanley Cup Final, and hope he keeps his cheering to a safe volume.