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Blackhawks ushering in a new ice age on West Side

Blackhawks ushering in a new ice age on West Side

When it came to building a new practice facility for the Blackhawks, Rocky Wirtz could have stopped with plans that called for the installation of one sheet of ice for his team's use. Instead, the chairman of the Stanley Cup champions had a much grander vision. "If we built one ice surface, that would be enough for the Blackhawks (to) use, and we could have had a little bit of community involvement," Wirtz said Thursday. "But if we built a second ice surface, we could really make sure that we can have a facility that the community can use and be proud of and we could put something back in." After some wrangling with the city, the Hawks will build a...

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