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Blackhawks, Team Owners Take Out Thank You Ad to Boston


BOSTON (WGGB) — The spirit of competition can be fierce sometimes, full of trash talking and hard hits. When the last buzzer rings, and the equipment packed away,

Friday in The Boston Globe, Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz, President of the Wirtz Corporation, and team president and CEO John McDonough wrote an open letter to the Boston Bruins and the people of Boston.

In the full-page ad, the pair share their “appreciation to your city, the Bruins organization, and especially the citizens of Boston for the remarkable welcome you showed our team and the many Chicagoans who visited,” adding that everyone showed “respect, good sportsmanship, and a genuine love for the great game of hockey.”

Wirtz and McDonough close by acknowledging the resiliency of Boston, after the Marathon bombings just two months ago.

“Like the rest of the world, Chicagoans have been reminded in recent days of Boston’s strength. Please know we tip our hat to your city’s big heart and gracious spirit. You lead by example and have set the bar very high for others to follow.”

The Blackhawks beat the Bruins Monday night at the Garden, and clinching the Stanley Cup series 4-2.

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