Photos: The Blackhawks Visit The White House
By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 18, 2016 5:50PM
Obama with a young Blackhawks fan in attendance (Chicago Blackhawks)
The Blackhawks visited with President Obama at the White House Thursday, presumably because there is a magnetic attraction between Chicago winners that transcends state lines.
This was the hockey team’s third visit with Obama in the past six years, according to the Sun-Times.
During their visit, Hawks took a tour of the White House:
Obama addressed the team—at one point joking that the head of scouting for the Blackhawks offered to help find a SCOTUS nominee.
A group shot (Chicago Blackhawks)
The team gave Obama a Blackhawks sweater, pictured above; Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz also gave Obama a replica Stanley Cup, and a permanent United Center parking pass.
The Hawks brought the real Stanley Cup to the White House, too. Even Presidents like being near the Stanley Cup! Obama joked about wanting to keep the Stanley Cup just long enough to show it off to some Canadians who would be attending for a State dinner:
The Blackhawks arrived at the White House coming off a win. They recently beat the New York Rangers, 5-3, which put them at the top of the Central Division.