The Chicago Blackhawks are 70-0-10, having already clinched home ice advantage all the way through 2019. Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has been crowned Supreme Overlord of Earth. Actually, they’re 20-0-3 in this lockout shortened 48 game season. And the Chicago Blackhawks have a championship from 2010. That was fun wasn’t it? When all those dilettantes who don’t even know what a power play is were donning Chicago Blackhawks t-shirts and humming “Chelsea Dagger.”
Well, the Chicago Blackhawks have another title to their credit; in Ice Crew competition.
The Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew was crowned the Hottest Ice Girls after winning a two-week fan poll conducted by a hockey news Web puckthathit.com. So there you go, Chicago; of all the Ice Girls, Ice Crews, or Hooters waitresses on skates as I call them, yours is the best.
The Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew ran away with the title by capturing 2,322 votes, or 30-percent of the more than 8,600 total votes cast in the contest. The Carolina Hurricane Storm Squad finished second with 1,318 votes, for 17-percent of the total. The Phoenix Coyotes Pack Dance Team finished in last, with only 82 votes, for 1-percent of the total.
During stoppages of play at home games, Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew members don skates and wield large shovels to help clear ice shavings from the playing surface. They also can be found throughout the United Center taking pictures, signing autographs (if you’re over the age of 12 and asking one of these girls for her autograph, it’s time to take a long hard look at your life) and throwing t-shirts or foam pucks to the fans.
A Fulbright scholar, author and MBA, Banks has appeared on the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB)