Thousands of fans surged out onto the streets of Chicago on Wednesday night to celebrate after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. They wore team jerseys, waved banners, and carried memories, long memories, in many cases.
"We're a hockey family, been down for generations and I honestly could not be more thrilled. This is a night I'll always remember," said Jeremy Holleb of suburban Highland Park, after the Hawks won the National Hockey League championship on the road with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Flyers at Philadelphia night.
Holleb was among the fans who gathered at Harry Carry's Tavern on Navy Pier near downtown, where Bobby Hull, a star of the Blackhawks' last Stanley Cup-winning team in 1961, was watching the game and signing autographs.