Chicago Blackhawks Given Warm Reception During Parade For Stanley Cup Victory

June 12th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
aparaChicago, June 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The city of Chicago turned into a festive zone on Friday as large number of residents of the city thronged the streets to celebrate Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory after almost half a century.

As many as two million people are reported to have turned on the streets in order to cheer the winning team with an energetic parade followed by a rally with the aim of honoring the National Hockey League champions. The Chicago Blackhawks registered victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday which enabled them to win the series by 4-2.

The enthusiasm of the city residents knew no bounds when the open air buses carrying members of the team coursed through the streets of Chicago with captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane hoisting the much coveted Stanley Cup from the vehicle, to the utter delight of their supporters.

Large number of supporters cheered loudly as the open air buses cruised through parts of the city with the turnout turning out to be one of the best the city of Chicago has ever witnessed.

While talking about the huge turnout of supporters for the parade and the rally, the Mayor’s Office of Special Events stated that the crowd was even larger than the 2005 World Series celebration for Chicago White Sox. One of the main reasons which contributed significantly to the large draw of crowds has been attributed to the fact that the schools being out this time of the year.

The spectacular manner in which the parade unfolded managed to do justice to the enthusiasm that was palpable among all Chicago Blackhawks fans.

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