5:01 PM EDT, Sat May 25, 2019
Second City Hockey 1 hour ago
Blackhawks prospect Kevin Lankinen sends Finland to gold-medal game vs. Canada

Blackhawks prospect Kevin Lankinen sends Finland to gold-medal game vs. Canada

Henri Jokiharju and Kevin Lankinen will face Dylan Strome for gold. Blackhawks defenseman Henri Jokiharju and goalie prospect Kevin Lankinen will suit up for Finland against forward Dylan Strome and Canada in the gold-medal game at the World Championship on Sunday in Slovakia. Lankinen recorded a 32-save shutout and former Chicago prospect Marko Anttila (2004 ninth rounder) scored the game-winning goal in Finland’s 1-0 win over Russia and Artem Anisimov in the semifinals. Jokiharju’s shot from the point bounced off defenseman Nikita Zaitsev’s leg, and Anttila grabbed the rebound and...
Second City Hockey 4 hours ago
Blackhawks interested in Kevin Hayes, per report

Blackhawks interested in Kevin Hayes, per report

The center was drafted by Chicago in the first round in 2010. The Blackhawks are among three teams interested in signing pending unrestricted free agent Kevin Hayes, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet in his “31 Thoughts” column. Friedman also listed the Avalanche and Flyers as teams doing “due diligence” on the 27-year-old center. The Blackhawks drafted Hayes with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 NHL draft, but he never played for them. After playing four years at Boston College, Hayes elected not to sign with Chicago before his draft rights expired Aug. 15, 2014, and...
Second City Hockey 9 hours ago
Morning Bag Skate: 5-25-19

Morning Bag Skate: 5-25-19

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. #Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle had two primary assists in Guelph’s 6-4 loss to Rouyn-Noranda in the #MemorialCup2019 semifinal. He had five points (1G, 4A) in the tournament.Sunday’s final: Rouyn-Noranda vs. Halifax (Alexis Gravel/Jake Ryczek) in #QMJHL final rematch— Brandon Cain (@brandonmcain) May 25, 2019 Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs fell 6-5 to the Reds and the White Sox got hammered 11-4 by the Twins. On Saturday, the Sky open their season against the Lynx in Minnesota. The Fire...
Second City Hockey 16 hours ago
2019 World Championship: Semifinals schedule, TV, game thread

2019 World Championship: Semifinals schedule, TV, game thread

Five Blackhawks players, including two prospects will compete for a spot in the gold-medal game. The Blackhawks will have three players and two prospects competing Saturday in the semifinals at the World Championship at Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. With players on all four teams, the Blackhawks are guaranteed to be on each level of the podium. Finland is the lone team with two Blackhawks representatives with defenseman Henri Jokiharju and goalie prospect Kevin Lankinen. Jokiharju and Lankinen will meet forward Artem Anisimov and Russia in the first semifinal. The...
Blackhawk Up May 24, 2019

Determining Dominik Kahun’s Future Role on the Blackhawks

Various Blackhawks players had breakout campaigns during the 2018-19 season. One player got lost in the mix and isn’t receiving enough credit, Dominik Kahun. As the 2019 IIHF Men’s World Championships head into the second round, most of the talk around the Blackhawks participating in the tournament fall to the top players. Patrick Kane and […] Determining Dominik Kahun’s Future Role on the Blackhawks - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blackhawk Up May 24, 2019

4 Potential Corey Crawford Replacements In the Blackhawks’ System

Corey Crawford is 34 years old and 2 concussions deep, so the Blackhawks need to be thinking about the future of the goaltending position. They currently have a few promising goalie prospects in their system and one may end up being Crawford’s replacement. As it stands right now, the Blackhawks have Corey Crawford and Collin […] 4 Potential Corey Crawford Replacements In the Blackhawks’ System - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey May 24, 2019
Morning Bag Skate: 5-24-19

Morning Bag Skate: 5-24-19

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle and the Guelph Storm play the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the Memorial Cup semifinal Friday in Halifax. Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Lucas Giolito pitched a complete game shutout in a 4-0 win over the Astros. The Cubs’ comeback fell short in a 9-7 loss to the Phillies. On Friday, the Cubs start a series against the Reds and the White Sox head north to take on the Twins. (Photo: Viktor Svedberg) BLACKHAWKS Blackhawks hire Tomas Mitell as assistant coach (SCH) Getting to know...
Chicago Tribune May 23, 2019

Alex DeBrincat's goal, Patrick Kane's 2 assists not enough as U.S. falls to Russia in world hockey championship semifinals

Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out. In Bratislava, Nikita Gusev and Mikhail Sergachyov each had a goal and two assists in Russia's 4-3 victory over the United States. Kirill...
Second City Hockey May 23, 2019
2019 World Championship: 3 Blackhawks, 2 prospects advance to semifinals

2019 World Championship: 3 Blackhawks, 2 prospects advance to semifinals

Kevin Lankinen had an assist and 14 saves as Finland ended Sweden’s three-peat bid. The Blackhawks will have three players and two prospects competing in the semifinals of the World Championship on Saturday in Bratislava, Slovakia. Defenseman Henri Jokiharju and goalie prospect Kevin Lankinen and No. 4 seed Finland will face top-seeded Russia and forward Artem Anisimov in one semifinal. The other semifinal will see forward Dylan Strome and No. 2 seed Canada take on forward prospect Dominik Kubalik and No. 3 Czech Republic. Thursday’s quarterfinal results Finland 5, Sweden 4...
Chicago Tribune May 23, 2019

Blackhawks sign Swedish forward Anton Wedin and add Tomas Mitell — a former Jeremy Colliton assistant — to the coaching staff

The Blackhawks dipped into their Swedish pipeline on Wednesday, signing forward Anton Wedin to a one-year deal and adding Tomas Mitell as an assistant coach. Wedin, 26, was a low-scoring forward playing for Timra IK in Sweden’s second-tier league Allsvenskan before the team jumped to the Swedish...
Second City Hockey May 23, 2019
Blackhawks hire Tomas Mitell as assistant coach

Blackhawks hire Tomas Mitell as assistant coach

Mitell previously coached under Jeremy Colliton in Sweden. The Blackhawks filled their assistant coaching vacancy Thursday by hiring Tomas Mitell, who was an assistant under head coach Jeremy Colliton at Mora IK in Sweden’s second division, Allsvenskan, during the 2016-17 season. The 38-year-old Mitell served as AIK’s head coach in Allsvenskan for the past two seasons. He guided the club to a 64-27-13 overall record during that span, including a league-best 35-8-9 record last season to earn promotion to the Swedish Hockey League with Blackhawks prospect Mathias From (2016 fifth...
Second City Hockey May 23, 2019
David Kampf’s defensive prowess with Blackhawks

David Kampf’s defensive prowess with Blackhawks

The Czech center has evolved into the next Marcus Kruger for Chicago. Second City Hockey continues our Blackhawks 2018-19 season recap on the forwards with Czech center, David Kampf. Player Info and Stats Acquired: Signed a two-year entry level deal with Chicago in May 2017Age: 24Shoots: LeftContract: Restricted Free Agent. Previous cap hit was $925K. Stats: 63 games played, 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists), minus-6, 45.3-face off winning percentage, 5.6-shooting percentage, 14 penalty minutes, 30 blocks, 39 hits, 31 takeaways, 6 giveaways, 13:55 average time on ice.Advanced stats*: 48.6...
Second City Hockey May 23, 2019
Blackhawks sign Anton Wedin to 1-year, $925K contract

Blackhawks sign Anton Wedin to 1-year, $925K contract

The 26-year-old winger scored 14 goals and 27 points for Timrå IK in the SHL this past season. The Blackhawks made it official Thursday when they signed Swedish winger Anton Wedin to a one-year deal worth $925,000. Wedin’s agent, Michael Deutsch, confirmed to Scott Powers of The Athletic two weeks ago that the deal was agreed to. The Avalanche, Blackhawks, Coyotes and Maple Leafs were reportedly among the finalists for Wedin, who cited Chicago head coach Jeremy Colliton’s familiarity with him as the determining factor for picking the Blackhawks. Wedin, who turned 26 in March, led...
Second City Hockey May 23, 2019
MacKenzie Entwistle, Guelph Storm advance to Memorial Cup semifinal

MacKenzie Entwistle, Guelph Storm advance to Memorial Cup semifinal

The Storm will have to beat both QMJHL teams to win the tournament. They’re still in this thing. The Guelph Storm advanced to the Memorial Cup semifinal, which will be played Friday against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. This after Guelph took care of business in their final round robin game Tuesday, then watched as the host Halifax Mooseheads (Alexis Gravel, Jake Ryczek) clinched the top seed despite a 4-3 loss Wednesday to the Huskies. Here’s a look at the final round robin standings, courtesy Sportsnet: Courtesy: Sportsnet Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle has...
Second City Hockey May 23, 2019
2019 World Championship: Quarterfinals schedule, TV, game thread

2019 World Championship: Quarterfinals schedule, TV, game thread

Eight Blackhawks players and three prospects will be in action. There will be eight Blackhawks players and three prospects competing in the quarterfinal round Thursday at the World Championship in Slovakia. The winners will advance to Saturday’s semifinals, when the matchups will be determined by seeds instead of a traditional bracket. The top-seeded semifinalist will play the lowest-seeded one, and the other two teams will face off for a spot in the gold-medal game. The day opens with the Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane (United States) taking on Artem Anisimov (Russia). The other early...

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  • 2 Henri Jokiharju

    Henri Jokiharju

    Blackhawks prospect Kevin Lankinen sends Finland to gold-medal game vs. Canada

  • 2 Artem Anisimov

    Artem Anisimov

    2019 World Championship: Semifinals schedule, TV, game thread

  • 1 Dylan Strome

    Dylan Strome

    Blackhawks prospect Kevin Lankinen sends Finland to gold-medal game vs. Canada

  • Patrick Kane

    Patrick Kane

    Determining Dominik Kahun’s Future Role on the Blackhawks

  • Alex DeBrincat

    Alex DeBrincat

    Alex DeBrincat's goal, Patrick Kane's 2 assists not enough as U.S. falls to Russia in world hockey championship semifinals

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