Blackhawks to visit the White House again

Blackhawks to visit the White House again
October 29, 2013, 2:45 pm
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In the spring of 2011 the Chicago Blackhawks took their first steps onto the White House’s south lawn, where they were honored by President Barack Obama for winning the 2010 Stanley Cup.

On Monday, they’ll do it again.

The Blackhawks will head to Washington, D.C., on Monday, where they will make another visit to the White House for another day of Cup recognition. As far as honors go, this one can never be repeated enough.

“It’s a cool day. Everybody gets to enjoy it,” coach Joel Quenneville said prior to Tuesday night’s game. “When you get the White House, it’s kind of a nice setting and it was a pretty special year for us all. At that point, that’ll wrap up last year and, we’re still with what’s going on now, but it’ll be a good moment for us.”

That goes for first-time visitors, too. Some current players who weren’t on that 2010 team still got to go on the last White House trip, including Nick Leddy and Corey Crawford. For Sheldon Brookbank, who will be making his first visit, this will be special.

“I’m pumped. I just want to get my picture on that wall with the president,” he said. “For me, it’s going to be quite the thrill, even to just see the White House. Even though I’m from Canada, I understand what that’s about.”

The Blackhawks will also visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday.