11:32 AM EDT, Tue May 21, 2019
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'He was a rabid wolf': Chicago-area draft prospect Alex Turcotte is ready to get unleashed on the NHL — possibly with the Blackhawks

For years, Chicago’s best youth hockey teams wanted Alex Turcotte. Alfie Turcotte, Alex’s dad, said no. Not yet. The family moved from Buffalo Grove to Detroit when Alex was 8, and Alfie stuck with his plan to keep his son on good but not great teams that required him to work hard, avoid complacency...
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You know the voice, but do you know the man? Inside the world of Gene Honda, public address announcer for the White Sox, Blackhawks, Illinois and DePaul

Gene Honda’s email accounts are not linked to his phone, and he’s not on Twitter. Hang with him for a night and you might never see his face aglow in the mobile reflection. Honda is a social animal who survives on bar trivia, self-deprecating quips, belly laughs, Salem Ultra Lights and sporting...
May 18, 2019

Gulls shut out the Wolves 3-0 to draw even in the AHL Western Conference finals

A night after scoring five goals in their AHL Western Conference finals opener, the Wolves couldn’t solve Gulls goalie Kevin Boyle on Saturday in a 3-0 loss at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Boyle stopped 29 shots, and Sam Carrick, Jack Kopacka and Sam Steel scored for the Gulls, who evened the best-of-seven...
May 18, 2019

Bears Care Gala

Photos from the Bears Care Gala on Saturday night, May 18, 2019 at Soldier Field.
May 18, 2019

The Blackhawks' Alex DeBrincat scores twice as U.S. routs Denmark 7-1 at world championships

The Blackhawks’ Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist to help the United States rout Denmark 7-1 on Saturday for the Americans' fourth straight victory during preliminary play at the world championships. Jeff Blashill became the winningest U.S. coach in world championship history in the top...
May 18, 2019

Wolves outlast the Gulls in overtime for a 1-0 lead in the AHL Western Conference finals

Cody Glass’ overtime goal gave the Wolves a 5-4 victory against the San Diego Gulls in Game 1 of their AHL Western Conference playoff series Friday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Glass scored 14 minutes, 3 seconds into overtime, beating Gulls goalie Jeff Glass — who played 15 games for the...
May 17, 2019

A year after finally reaching the NHL, 33-year-old goalie Jeff Glass seeks a path back

If Jeff Glass’ thick red beard ever turns white, it won’t be hard to imagine him as a department-store Santa Claus. Not that he has the belly for it, but the 33-year-old goalie’s cheery disposition remains off the charts. Blackhawks fans first got wind of Glass during the 2017-18 season when he...
May 16, 2019

5 things to know about the Chicago Wolves' Western Conference finals series against the San Diego Gulls

With a berth in the Calder Cup finals on the line, the Wolves open their best-of-seven Western Conference finals against the San Diego Gulls on Friday night at Allstate Arena. If you aren’t very familiar with the Wolves, don’t worry. The Gulls don’t know them very well either. This will be the...
May 15, 2019

Patrick Kane sets U.S. scoring record at world hockey championship

Patrick Kane scored a goal and had two assists to become the United States' all-time leading scorer at the world hockey championship in 6-3 win over Britain on Wednesday. The Blackhawks star and two-time Olympian finished the game with 36 points, surpassing the 33 points U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer...
May 14, 2019

Get to know Bears draft pick Kerrith Whyte: A Q&A with Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin

The fifth in a series of conversations with a college coach of each Bears draft pick. (Click on the respective names for Q&As about David Montgomery, Riley Ridley, Duke Shelley and Stephen Denmark.) Kerrith Whyte made his decision a while back, long before his junior season at Florida Atlantic...
May 13, 2019

Bears sign draft picks Riley Ridley, Kerrith Whyte and Stephen Denmark

The Bears on Monday finalized four-year contracts with three of their five draft picks: wide receiver Riley Ridley, a fourth-round selection, and running back Kerrith Whyte and cornerback Stephen Denmark, both seventh-round picks. Rookie contracts are slotted as part of the rookie wage scale that...
May 13, 2019

Get to know Bears draft pick Stephen Denmark: A Q&A with former Valdosta State defensive backs coach David Rowe

The fourth in a series of conversations with the college position coach of each Bears draft pick. (Click on the respective names for Q&As about David Montgomery, Riley Ridley and Duke Shelley.) Stephen Denmark’s transition to cornerback from wide receiver was borne out of necessity. When Valdosta...
May 13, 2019

Kawhi Leonard's 'quadruple doink' gives Kyle Long and Bears fans a chance a troll Philadelphia

Kawhi Leonard launched a ball high in the air, seeing it bounce on one part of the goal, then on another, with the playoffs teetering in the balance. Sound familiar? Call it karma or just coincidence, it’s only fitting that the city of Philadelphia, which celebrated ex-Bears kicker Cody Parkey’s...
May 13, 2019

Aaron Rodgers made his 'Game of Thrones' cameo in Episode 5 — but when exactly was it and who was he?

Aaron Rodgers may have pulled off the TV equivalent of a pump fake without even trying. The Packers quarterback made a cameo on the second-to-last episode of HBO’s "Game of Thrones" Sunday night (spoilers ahead), but viewers can't seem to agree on exactly what scene he made his appearance. Is he...
May 12, 2019

Patrick Kane scores as U.S. routs France at hockey world championship

The United States rebounded from an upset loss to Slovakia in the opening game at the ice hockey world championship by routing France 7-1 on Sunday. After losing 4-1 to the host, the U.S. was not ready for another upset. Alex DeBrincat scored twice and Frank Vatrano added one in less than two minutes...