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WGN-TV to air Mikita-Hull statue unveilings

by WGN-TV Media Relations / Chicago Blackhawks

WGN-TV will be carrying a special Chicago Blackhawks special, “From Ice to Bronze: Honoring Stan and Bobby,” as the Blackhawks unveil statues honoring Ambassadors and Hockey Hall-of-Famers Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita outside of the United Center on Saturday, October 22 at 7pm, prior to the Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche game at 7:30pm. The ceremony, hosted by WGN-TV’s Dan Roan, will be emceed by Blackhawks play-by-play broadcaster Pat Foley.

The bronze life-sized statues have been sculpted by the Rotblatt/Amrany Fine Art Studio. Mikita is Chicago’s all-time career leader in assists, points and games played and helped the team capture the Stanley Cup in 1961.  He earned four Art Ross Trophies and two Hart and Lady Byng Trophy and had his jersey number 21 retired on October 21, 1980, the first in franchise history.  Hull spent 15 years in a Blackhawks uniform and ranks first in franchise history in goals and second in games played and points.  He helped Chicago win the 1961 Stanley Cup, collected two Hart Trophies and one Lady Byng Trophy and had his jersey number retired by the organization on December 18, 1983.They were named Blackhawks Ambassadors together at a pre-game ceremony at the United Center on March 7, 2008.

WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment, with most WGN Sports telecasts, WGN News and CW programs in high definition on WGN 9.1.  WGN-TV programs more news than any other Chicago TV station for WGN-TV and cable news channel CLTV in Chicago; Rockford, IL; and South Bend, IN.  WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV network, Antenna TV.  WGN also programs for WGN America on cable, telco and satellite throughout the U.S.  WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station.  For additional information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNtv.com

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