Thursday, June 04, 2015

Cougars vs. Hawks

Chicago sports fans of a certain age remember a time when Chicago had two professional hockey teams. The Chicago Cougars were the WHA team for a few seasons. The star of that team was former Blackhawks defenseman Pat Stapleton (photo).

Well last night, I was at a Cougars game during the Blackhawks game. Unfortunately, it wasn't the Chicago Cougars hockey team--it was the Kane County Cougars minor league baseball team. My son Sean was part of the band that performed the National Anthem before the game.

It was a bummer to miss Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (though I DVRed it, and listened to the third period on the way home after the game), but I thought it was somehow fitting to be at a Cougars game instead.

The Cougars lost 3-1, by the way, but that middle school band was excellent.