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FEATURE: 2018 Blackhawks Convention social recap

Check out the social highlights from all three days of the 11th Annual Blackhawks Convention

by Chris Wescott /

If you couldn't make it to the 11th Annual Blackhawks Convention, check out some of the best moments from the past three days. It was a memorable weekend with fans, players, alumni and staff coming together for activities, panels, autograph signings and more. 

From Chris Chelios' introduction as ambassador to Olympians playing ball hockey. All that and more right here in our social recap.


On Friday, Blackhawks players and alumni launched the 2018 Convention in style. Go behind the scenes with some photos of them getting ready before they came out to meet the fans. Blackhawks TV's Adam Burish was also mic'd up for the event.

Video: The New Guys

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Now theres a sight for #Blackhawks Convention goers. #BHC2018

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Waiting to see the best fans out there. #BHC2018

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: The boys are ready to walk the red carpet at Opening Ceremonies!#BHC2018

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: All this red makes it feel like Christmas in July! #BHC2018

Video: Mic'd up: Adam Burish at the Convention

And then... they took the stage!

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: A warm welcome back for the Crow! #BHC2018

Eddie Olczyk received the recognition he deserves.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: "Your host today, the best analyst in all of sports, cancer survivor, Eddie Olczyk!"An emotional moment at Opening Ceremonies as Pat Foley introduces his broadcasting partner. #BHC2018

Chris Chelios was introduced as a team ambassador, returning to his hometown.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Returning to his hometown, the greatest hockey player ever to come out of the city of Chicago... @ChrisChelios2!

And emergency goaltender Scott Foster felt the love from the fans.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: We HAD to bring your favorite [accountant] emergency goaltender Scott Foster back for the #Blackhawks Convention! #BHC2018 #FosterOfThePeople

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Some of our favorite shots from #BHC2018 Opening Ceremonies!Did you snap a better one? Let's see it!


What a way to start the day... Blackhawks fans had the opportunity to participate in a morning session of yoga to kick off the second day of the Convention.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Huge thanks to @lululemon and @CorePowerYoga for helping us kick off Day 2 with #Blackhawks Yoga! #BHC2018

The autograph sessions continued strong.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: The Captain got started signing autographs bright and early today! #BHC2018

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Love moments like this at #BHC2018!

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: When you find out you won @88PKanes autograph Still a few more prizes left! #BHC2018

Jeremy Roenick returned to Chicago to sit down with Patrick Kane and talk about the art of goal scoring and more.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: LIVE: Jeremy Roenick and Patrick Kane take center stage in the Goal Scorers panel! #BHC2018

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Did we just become best friends? #BHC2018

And Chelios was joined by Duncan Keith to discuss defending in the NHL.

Tweet from @shalynbrady13: 6 Stanley Cups, 5 Norris Trophies, over 1,000 games and over 1,000 points combined between these two defensemen. I have never been so lucky. #BHC2018 @NHLBlackhawks

Meanwhile, fans got a chance to play some ball hockey with Olympians.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: When Olympic gold medalists @KendallCoyne, @HilaryKnight and @aRigs33 take over the ball hockey setup at #BHC2018...

Tweet from @gr26ko: I JUST MET OLYMPIANS OH MY GOD #BHC2018 @NHLBlackhawks

Tweet from @HilaryKnight: Thank you @NHLBlackhawks for a fun time at the convention. Always great to see @KendallCoyne @aRigs33!! #TeamUSA

Tweet from @KendallCoyne: Such an honor to be apart of the @NHLBlackhawks Convention this weekend! Best fans in the world!! #BHC2018

And then the fun and games really began with Family Feud, hosted by Burish.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: #Blackhawks Family Feud is ON! Watch live at #BHC2018

Burish and Patrick Sharp then traded hilarious jabs.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Watching these two go head-to-head in a battle of jabs during Family Feud is well worth the cost of admission! #BHC2018

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Family Feud? More like @10PSharp vs. @ABurish37 Feud!#BHC2018

Kid reporters asked the tough questions.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Who is the biggest prankster on the #Blackhawks? Hear from the Kids Only Press Conference members Tommy Hawk, Crow, Jan, Chris and Soupy! #BHC2018

Video: Kids say the darndest things

Then, everyone's favorite emergency goaltender discussed his memorable NHL debut.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: LIVE: From Beer League to Big League starring accountant-turned-emergency goalie Scott Foster! #BHC2018

Tweet from @ehcanuckATC: DAY. MADE!#mamabear and i got our picture with the BEST emergency back up goalie, Scott Foster! This one is frame worthy #BHC2018 @NHLBlackhawks

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: So after his NHL debut, what did Scott Foster do to unwind before work the following morning?Hear Scott's story from #BHC2018!

And fans got a behind-the-scenes look at Blackhawks TV's Blackhawks Originals programming, like On The Clock, Signing Sikura and The 29th Pick.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: LIVE: Top prospects Dylan Sikura and Henri Jokiharju discuss Blackhawks TVs longform video series! #BHC2018

Video: On The Clock: Season 2, Ep. 3 - The Pick


Those were just some of the events taking place at this year's Convention. Here's a look at some fan tweets from the weekend.

Tweet from @Ludiloco: My brother has had a rough go of it with cancer and other health issues his whole life, today he got to meet his idol Patrick Kane at the Blackhawks convention and it lifted his spirits so much. Thank you to @NHLBlackhawks from our family for hosting this amazing event. #BHC2018

Tweet from @cnicholson19: Hands down, #BHC2018, my first Hawks Convention, was one of the best weekends I've had and one of my overall best experiences in nearly a quarter century of life! There are too many highlights to mention here!

 Tweet from @70Cristal5: Thank you @NHLBlackhawks for the best weekend of my life. I finally got a picture with my fav and met so many new friends. Cant wait to see what other Hawks memories we will make #BHC2018

Tweet from @coachcappelli: Thank you @NHLBlackhawks for the experience of meeting Coach Q last night. As someone who started coaching hockey because of him, it meant the world and was a dream come true Never going to forget this moment #AuthenticFan #BHC2018 #coachq

Tweet from @BlackhawkGirl50: I do not have enough thank yous for the @NHLBlackhawks after this amazing weekend of #BHC2018, our first time experience was everything we could have wanted and more. Is it too early to start counting down for next year?!?

Tweet from @campos5785: My daughters playing floor hockey at the Blackhawks Convention #BHC2018 @bhyouthhockey @NHLBlackhawks from @Abbey0207: #BHC2018 was everything I hoped it would be and TONS more. Thank you so much to everyone at @NHLBlackhawks for organizing yet another amazing Convention!

Tweet from @therealdelia97: my third ever convention was a SHARP(ly) dressed affair! thank YOU @NHLBlackhawks for being amazing and having this be a thing. so glad to be a hawks fan!! #BHC2018 #HighmoresGOATs

Tweet from @crazyhocckeymom: Cant thank @asgrimson enough for taking time out of his day to make these guys dreams come true. In the words of one of these little guys Nothing will ever top this day #bestdayever #hockeylife #BHC2018

Tweet from @JennaKane_88: Best convention ever with the best people ever! And the cutest little sidekick #BHC2018 @NHLBlackhawks

Tweet from @lkopf13: Just a few of the autographs from the @NHLBlackhawks Convention this year #BHC2018

Tweet from @MissThriftee: Perfect exit to #BHC2018 got my Kane and Toews plush for my puppies and a selfie with @muzz19 as I left. What a nice guy. I couldnt have asked for a better weekend with my dad @NHLBlackhawks

Tweet from @jonthantoews: I gave Toews my drawing and he said he liked it and that I was talented love my captain

Tweet from @SWE122485: Dear @NHLBlackhawks can we have a panel at the 2019 Convention with Sharpie and Burish roasting each other for an hour?

Tweet from @gr26ko: The best accountant in the world. Thank you, Scott!! #BHC2018 @NHLBlackhawks

Tweet from @miscalainaeous: Favorite #BHC2018 moment? Helping Kassidy meet her favorite player at her first convention. Thanks for a great weekend @NHLBlackhawks @88PKane

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: This barAWWmeter reading is off the charts. #BHC2018

Tweet from @Sarahbeth728: Guys, this birthday has been one of the best. Love my family and the @NHLBlackhawks 😍😍 #bhc2018

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