POSTED ON Thursday, 07.16.2015 / 3:37 PM CT
By Roy Radke, with Jack Rossi - Special to chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Amber Fry / Chicago Blackhawks)

Today at Camp we had position practice, doing few battle drills, working on specifics and getting to know our positions better. With some of the free agents gone, we’re combined with some of the older players, so it’s a little different from the past few days of camp. They’re a lot more mature, a lot smarter, so it’s been a little different.

The coaching staff are all great guys. During the games and scrimmages, if you make a mistake, they’ll come over and tell you they’ll want you to do this or that. If you’re doing a good job, they’ll tell you that as well.

We also did some off-ice drills today, which are pretty intense. They don’t want us to be too sore, but they also want us to get a good workout in, so it’s probably not as hard as it could be, but it’s still pretty hard. We did a lot of core stability, legs, upper body -- pretty much everything.

Away from the rink, I’ve been hanging out mostly with the guys I know, like Anthony Louis and Vinny Hinostroza. I’ve gotten to know John Hayden pretty well, and Sam Jardine. Anthony and I also talked to Yushiroh Hirano this week. He didn’t know many guys here, so we tried to get to know him a little bit. He’s from Japan and playing all the way over in another part of the world, so it was cool getting to know him.

We’ve been hanging out with a couple other guys as well. We’ll go out to eat or hang out in each other’s rooms most of the time. We haven’t had to play tour guide or anything, since most of the other guys have been here for prospect camps or tournaments before, so they kind of know their way around the city.

Tomorrow is the last scrimmage and the last day of camp. We haven’t been told anything yet, so we’ll find out our teams and lines tomorrow morning. I just want to leave a good impression on the last day, play my best.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.15.2015 / 2:06 PM CT
By Roy Radke, with Jack Rossi - Special to chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Rudi Ayasse / Chicago Blackhawks)

Our teams have been playing together for three days now, and the chemistry on the ice was really good today in our 6-3 win. We played 4-on-4 for a little bit today, in the second period of scrimmage. There’s a lot more space to play with. If I go up the ice and don’t have any options, then I can curl back, buy some time and let my guys set up the attack.

I think we really gelled as a team, and it showed up on the scoreboard. It’s just camp, but we all want to go out there and win just as much as any other game. It was good to get the win today and grab the trophy. The free agents are leaving today, so we’ll say our goodbyes after camp when we’re getting dressed. It was good to meet them; they’re all a bunch of good guys.

The toughest part about camp is not getting lost on the ice. If you don’t have a puck on your stick or if it’s not going your way for a couple shifts, then it’s easy to get lost out there. You just have to keep battling back. But my body feels good, and I gave it my all out there. I’ve definitely recovered from Sunday and all the testing they did with us. My legs feel good and I slept well last night, so I felt good on the ice.

Outside of scrimmage, some of the drills were doing are brand new and some of them I’ve done before. The skating stuff is new, but I’ve been doing it with (Blackhawks skating and skills development coach) Kevin Delaney at Heartland Ice Arena this summer, so I’ve gotten used to it a little more.

When I was younger, I played for the Geneva Cyclones until my squirt major year, and then I went to the Chicago Mission and played there for three years. I’ve played with Nick Schmaltz and a bunch of other guys from around here.

I went to Culver Academy my freshman year of high school and had a good run at the end of the season. That got the attention of OHL teams and USHL teams as well as the national development team. I thought it would be better for my development if I went to the OHL. I have a late birthday, so I was a year behind with the recruiting. The tempo is really fast in the OHL and it gets the most scouting from NHL teams, so I thought it would be a great fit for me.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.15.2015 / 1:21 PM CT

STARTING LINEUPS (5-ON-5)

Team A

Bondra - Schmaltz - Louis
J. Dahlstrom - Sikura - Radke
Doherty - Bengtsson - Hudson
Semenov - Golovkovs

C. Dahlstrom - Hultstrom
Soderberg - Purmal
Snuggerud - Valleau

Lacouvee
Hayton

Team B

Motte - Knott - Hayden
Olofsson - Johnson - Coughlin
Thomas - Starrett - Rooney
Aston-Reese

Mattson - Jardine
Shea - Norell
Jensen - Schlichting

Hope
Lackey

FORWARD PAIRS (4-ON-4)

Team A

Louis - Schmaltz
Bondra - J. Dahlstrom
Radke - Sikura
Semenov - Golovkovs
Doherty - Bengtsson
Hudson

Team B

Hayden - Motte
Coughlin - Knott
Olofsson - Johnson
Starrett - Thomas
Aston-Reese - Rooney

SCORING SUMMARY

1st Period
A - Golovkovs - 6:41

(Team A leads 1-0)

2nd Period (4-on-4)
A - Bondra - 1:48
B - Rooney - 3:51
A - Hultstrom - 12:03

(Team A leads 3-1)

3rd Period
A - Golovkovs - 6:07
A - Valleau - 7:37
A - J. Dahlstrom - 9:16
B - Thomas - 10:24
B - Johnson - 14:20

(Team A wins 6-3)

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.14.2015 / 5:10 PM CT

Starting Lineups

Team A (Red)

Bondra - Louis - Schmaltz
Radke - Sikura - J. Dahlstrom
Doherty - Bengtsson - Hudson
Semenov - Gudlovkovs

Snuggerud - Press
Valleau - Hultstrom
Soderberg - Purmal
C. Dahlstrom

Hayton (1st period)
Lacouvee (2nd period)

Team B (White)

Motte - Knott - Hayden
Olofsson - Johnson - Coughlin
Thomas - Starrett - Hirano
Aston-Reese - Rooney

Jensen - Jardine
Shea - Gilbert
Norell - Schlichting

Hope (1st period)
Lackey (2nd period)

Scoring Summary

1st Period
B - Thomas - 5:32
A - Semenov - 9:09
B - Olofsson - 12:24
B - Hirano - 15:36
A - Semenov - 15:47

(Team B leads 3-2)

2nd Period
B - Aston-Reese - 6:50

(Team B wins 4-2)

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.14.2015 / 3:40 PM CT
By Roy Radke, with Jack Rossi - Special to chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Rudi Ayasse / Chicago Blackhawks)

Everybody was playing their best today; the talent out there is a lot better. My legs are feeling a little bit better from yesterday, and as your legs get better, you get faster. I just want to make myself noticeable. If I have to throw a big hit, I will throw a big hit. If I have to make a nice pass, I will make a nice pass. I’m just doing what I do best, and everybody else is doing the same.

Being from the area, a bunch of people have been coming to watch me at Prospect Camp. My dad was here both days, and my dad’s friend was here for a day along with my friend Brock and his girlfriend.

I was born in the city, and we lived in Lincoln Square for a little bit. We moved to St. Charles when I was about 5 years old, and when I turned 10, we moved to Geneva. That’s pretty much where I grew up, going through the Geneva middle school system until I left.

For my first birthday I got my first pair of skates. I was skating around the rink at about 1 and a half years old, so I have been pretty much skating as soon as I could walk. I played baseball, lacrosse and many other sports growing up, but I liked hockey the most.

I grew up watching the Blackhawks. My family are Blackhawks season ticketholders, so I’ve been to a few games. Of the current players, I look at Marian Hossa a lot and think he plays a great game. I try to model myself after him. There’s a little bit of an awe factor, trying to make my way up the organization, but everybody is a hockey player so I just have to do my best every day and show what I can do.

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POSTED ON Monday, 07.13.2015 / 4:20 PM CT

STARTING LINEUPS*

Team A (Red)

Bondra - Schmaltz - Louis
J. Dahlstrom - Sikura - Radke
Doherty - Bengtsson - Hudson
Semenov - Godovkovs

Snuggerud - Press
C. Dahlstrom - Hultstrom
Valleau - Purmal
Soderberg

Lacouvee
Lackey

Team B (White)

Knott - Motte - Hayden
Olofsson - Johnson - Coughlin
Thomas - Aston-Reese - Hirano

Gilbert - Schlichting
Jensen - Jardine
Norell - Shea

Hope
Hayton

GOALS

1st Period (25 minutes)
A - Radke 1:19
B - Rooney 12:25
A - Doherty 15:18
B - Jardine 18:40
B - Hayden 24:57

(Team B leads 3-2)

2nd Period (25 minutes)
B - Aston-Reese 2:30
A - J. Dahlstrom 13:49
A - Radke 15:35
A - Radke 15:54
A - Doherty 19:34

(Team A wins 6-4)

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POSTED ON Monday, 07.13.2015 / 2:51 PM CT
By Roy Radke, with Jack Rossi - Special to chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Getty Images)

Throughout the week, 2015 draft pick Roy Radke will be blogging for chicagoblackhawks.com about his experiences during his first Blackhawks Prospect Camp.

Yesterday we had physical testing and everything, so it was a little difficult to get going on skates. Today you’re a little sore, so everybody is just feeling each other out right now. The talent here is a little bit better than in the OHL. Everybody is a little quicker, a little faster and stronger, so it’s just something I have to get used to.

It feels good to score three goals in my first scrimmage game. It’s a good start to the week. I’m just going to keep building on my confidence and get more comfortable out there. Hopefully I can keep it going.

I am getting more comfortable with the media. There was a lot of media in the Ontario Hockey League; everybody wanted to know who I was and where I was coming from.

I live in Geneva, Illinois, so I have been to the city a lot. Usually I’ll walk around in the city and get something to eat. I really like going to North Avenue Beach. Being from the Chicago area, I know [2013 sixth-round pick] Anthony Louis really well, and he’s my roommate right now at camp. And I played with Nick Schmaltz growing up. I also know Vinny Hinostroza; he’s in the same advisory as I am. I’m familiar with a bunch of guys here and am getting to know more as camp goes on.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.8.2015 / 9:40 AM CT
By Leah Pascarella - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

It’s been a little over three weeks since the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup, but that doesn’t mean everyone has stopped talking about it! Check out this hand-drawn flipbook, made by The Flippist, that illustrates how the Blackhawks clinched the Stanley Cup. Relive Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane’s exciting goals, plus a big stop from Corey Crawford in this animated flipbook!

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POSTED ON Monday, 06.29.2015 / 12:05 PM CT
By Leah Pascarella - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Every year the Chicago Blackhawks play the same teams from the East Coast to the West Coast, but every now and then they get a chance to take on a new team. Check out this video from 1970, when Tony Esposito and the rest of the squad took on the Sesame Street gang, skating against Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Ernie in a historic matchup.

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POSTED ON Monday, 06.22.2015 / 3:38 PM CT
By Leah Pascarella - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

As if winning hockey's ultimate prize wasn't enough, two Blackhawks welcomed new additions to their families last week. Brent Seabrook and teammate Antoine Vermette both had daughters just days after hoisting the Stanley Cup.

Brent Seabrook with Kenzie and Carter. (Photo courtesy Seabrook family)
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