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Blackhawks prospects Matthew Highmore, Nathan Noel win QMJHL title

Blackhawks prospects Matthew Highmore, Nathan Noel win QMJHL title

Matthew Highmore and Nathan Noel finished off their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season on top.

The pair of Blackhawks prospects helped the Saint John Sea Dogs knock off the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5-1 Wednesday to complete the series sweep and capture the President's Cup. Highmore scored a goal and two assists in the series-clinching victory, and finished second on the team with 24 points (six goals and 18 assists) in 18 playoff games.

Noel contributed with two goals and seven assists, two of them coming while shorthanded.

Highmore, 21, and Noel, 19, each signed entry-level contracts with the Blackhawks in March and April, both of which will begin in 2017-18.

The Sea Dogs will now advance to the Memorial Cup, where they will compete in a four-team, round-robin tournament from May 19-28 to determine the champion of the Canadian Hockey League. One of those teams is likely to feature Blackhawks top prospect Alex DeBrincat and the Erie Otters, who own a 3-1 series lead in the Ontario Hockey League Championship Series.

Blackhawks Store on Michigan Avenue reportedly looted in Chicago protests

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Blackhawks Store on Michigan Avenue reportedly looted in Chicago protests

The Blackhawks Store on Michigan Avenue was reportedly one of several stores that was looted during Chicago protests on Saturday.

Jeremy Ross, a reporter for CBS, tweeted the video below.

Protests began in Chicago on Friday evening as people gathered in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

As the protests swelled Saturday evening, Mayor Lori Lightfoot instituted a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. that will last indefinitely.

RELATED: Chicago athletes respond to nationwide unrest over George Floyd killing

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Blackhawks' Alex Nylander and brother William providing meals for essential workers

Blackhawks' Alex Nylander and brother William providing meals for essential workers

During this time of a global pandemic where healthcare workers risk their well-being to keep us safe, and essential works do the same to keep business operating, many teams and athletes have stepped up to do their part and assist their local heroes. Count the Nylander brothers, Alex of the Blackhawks and William of the Maple Leafs, as the latest to chip in for the cause.

Alex and William have partnered up with local restaurants of Stockholm and Toronto to help feed frontline workers and those in need.



“We have partnered with some of our favorite restaurants so that healthy meals can be prepared and delivered to frontline heroes and others in need,” said William. “In Chicago, we are supporting local food banks," added Alex.

As Alex and William both prepare for the NHL’s postseason, the brothers hope to continue to provide and deliver meals to frontline workers and those in need while bringing awareness to COVID-19 in the process.

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