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.
More on Hockey
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) honored the Chicago Blackhawks and the team’s 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Championship by introducing H. Res. 299.
Jun 26, 2013 Speeches
"After twenty three NHL Playoff games, ten overtimes and sixty four goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have won their second Stanley Cup in the last four years!" '
Jun 14, 2013 In the News
“There are more kids playing hockey, and the game has become more diverse from a cultural, ethnic and geographic point of view, but we still don’t have a lot of congressmen."
Jun 12, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-Chicago Blackhawks) and Stephen Lynch (D-Boston Bruins) faced off on the Capitol steps in advance of their hometown teams meeting in Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight at the United Center in Chicago.
Mar 27, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) joined Chicago Blackhawks forward Jimmy Hayes and members of the Blackhawks youth hockey staff for a hockey clinic at St. Vincent de Paul Center in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Quigley and the Blackhawks led neighborhood kids in hockey drills, team-building exercises, and scrimmages before announcing the donation of floor hockey equipment for permanent use at the center.