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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Hockey

My election to Congress in 2009 provided me with the opportunity to fight for my constituents on some of the most pressing issues facing our nation. While I take those responsibilities seriously, my role in Congress has also given me a platform to take my enthusiasm for the world’s greatest sport, hockey, to Capitol Hill.

As a co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Hockey Caucus, I am dedicated to introducing the game to newcomers while promoting hockey as a way to combat childhood obesity and encourage exercise, teamwork, discipline, and commitment. As part of the National Hockey League’s Hockey Is for Everyone initiative, I’ve been proud to work with Chicago Blackhawks Charities and others to spread the game of hockey among youth throughout Chicago. Together, we have expanded access for at-risk youth at the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club in Chicago and to the LGBT community through the Center on Halsted. Additionally, I’ve been proud to team up on numerous occasions with the USA Warriors, a team comprised of injured and disabled Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, who play hockey as part of their physical recovery efforts.

From programs that bring children together to play in a safe environment, to adult programs that encourage a healthy lifestyle and an outlet for recovery, I truly believe hockey is one of the ways we can make our country stronger.  

 

Rep. Quigley playing in a USA Warriors game in D.C with veterans.


Rep. Quigley (left) handles the puck during the second period against the USA Warriors.


Rep. Quigley participating in the “Hockey on Your Block” program, which opens access to all local kids who want to play.

More on Hockey

Feb 28, 2019 In the News

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Legislation to award hockey legend WIllie O'Ree with the Congressional Gold Medal will be introduced in Congress in the coming weeks, Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., said at a Black History Month celebration Wednesday.

Feb 28, 2019 In The News

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Legislation to award hockey legend WIllie O'Ree with the Congressional Gold Medal will be introduced in Congress in the coming weeks, Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., said at a Black History Month celebration Wednesday.

Feb 27, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Quigley will join David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, and Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL) will co-host a reception, with honored guests from the Congressional Hockey Caucus (CHC), to celebrate the story and accomplishments of Willie O’Ree, the first black hockey player to compete in the NHL, and announce pending legislation to award him with the Congressional Gold Medal.
Feb 7, 2019 In the News
The game changed with 7 minutes left in the third period, when Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) streaked down the ice and helped pull off a quick assist that lead to a goal.
Dec 10, 2018 In the News
“There are few coaches as remarkable and deserving as Neal Henderson, who I believe is an obvious choice for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame,” said U.S. House Rep. Mike Quigley, co-chair of the Congressional Hockey Caucus on Capitol Hill.

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