Resolution honors Blackhawks

Updated: June 30, 2010, 12:04 AM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chicago had its chance to honor the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks earlier this month with a parade and rally.

Now a politician and fan has made it official in Washington.

Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) announced the House passage of H. Res. 1439, a resolution honoring the Blackhawks, who defeated the Philadelphia Flyers to win the Stanley Cup on June 9.

The resolution passed overwhelmingly, with only a few dissenting votes.

"About three weeks ago, several hundred brave Chicago Blackhawk hockey fans sat in Philadelphia and wondered why Patrick Kane was flying across the ice in celebration," Quigley said on the House floor Monday. "He scored the goal that no one saw; the goal that brought an end to 49 years of frustration for Blackhawk fans and exorcised the ghost of the demons of Jacques Lemaire in 1971, and he helped make the Chicago Blackhawks the Stanley Cup champions."

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