"It was cool to be on the ice with them. They're so fast. You think they're fast when you're watching up in the stands, but on the ice level it's unbelievable. I'm definitely taking some memories from this, I'm sure." -- Army Lance Cpl. Josh Misiewicz
CHICAGO -- At first glance, it looked like the Chicago Blackhawks decided to hold an off-day skate at the outdoor rink located inside Soldier Field for this weekend's OfficeMax Hockey City Classic.
A closer look revealed something much different.
The Blackhawks were indeed out there Saturday morning in chilly temperatures, but they were not by themselves. Joining them, also wearing Blackhawks practice jerseys, were members of the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, which trains and supplies injured servicemen and women with hockey equipment and skills to use the sport as a rehabilitation tool.