Hockey is one of the greatest sports of all time. Fans around the world love to watch athletes compete on the ice and do their best to shoot the puck past a goalie.
In the mid-western states, especially where it gets cold, hockey is huge! Sadly, Chicago is now mourning the loss of one of their most iconic hockey players.
"He's one of the icons of the franchise, a player that lives on for generations after he stopped playing. Today the memories of Stan Mikita are being shared by the Blackhawks and the fans of the organization after his passing at the age of 78," reported WGN TV.
Although it had been years since Mikita played for the Blackhawks, he was a legend for the team. They recently reached out to offer their condolences and release a statement on his passing.
"With great sorrow, the Mikita family announces that Stan passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the age of 78," was part of the release from the Mikita family. "He was surrounded by his loving family whom he fiercely loved. Details of planned services will be released when they become available. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time."
Fans were sad to learn the news and many of them reached out on social media to express their condolences. Please join us in praying for Mikita's family.
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