Chicago Blackhawks players celebrated the Stanley Cup championship with a parade through downtown after a season that saw them win the Cup for the first time.
The parade also featured a moment of silence for those who lost their lives to the pandemic.
A few dozen Blackhawks fans took part in the parade, including star winger Jonathan Toews.
Toews said he was honored to be part of it, and the group waved their Stanley Cup banners.
He said he and his teammates had been trying to get the message out in a big way to make a statement.
“The people that we love are doing their part.
That’s what we were thinking, is to just do something to make people understand what’s going on, and to not make them feel isolated,” Toews told the Chicago Tribune.
“That’s what our goal was, was just to be here and make it a celebration for the city.”
In the aftermath of the pandemics pandemic, the Blackhawks became one of the first teams to donate equipment to local communities.
This is what the Blackhawks were given for the pandemaker community.
https://t.co/hZs4JhQlF3 — Chicago Blackhawks (@ChicagoBlackhawks) February 7, 2019 More to come.