The latest stop for the Stanley Cup on its offseason tour will be at Ryan Field in Evanston on Saturday before theâ†µNU/Central Michigan game, in a ceremony honoring Blackhawks chairmanâ†µRocky Wirtz (a 1975 Northwestern graduate) and president Johnâ†µMcDonough.â†µâ†µ
This recognition ceremony is set to take place atâ†µapproximately 10:50 a.m. at midfield.â†µâ†µâ†µ
â†µ"As a native Chicagoan who grew up cheering for the Blackhawks, thisâ†µis a thrill for our fans," said Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald.â†µ"It's terrific that we can recognize Rocky and John who have been soâ†µinstrumental in leading the Blackhawks back to the top of the NHL.â†µThere should be plenty of electricity in the stadium on Saturday withâ†µthe Stanley Cup on the field and our students back in the stands."â†µ
â†µSaturday's visit to Ryan Field marks the first public appearance forâ†µthe Stanley Cup since the names of the 2009-10 Blackhawks championshipâ†µteam were engraved on the Cup in Montreal this past week.
As of this morning there were still tickets available forâ†µSaturday's game.