CHICAGO (CBS) — You wouldn’t think ice hockey would be a very popular sport in the desert, but as a shirt in the crowd for Thursday’s Blackhawks parade proved, the team is drawing fans in Israel.
Fans cheers along Monroe Street reached ear-splitting levels as the team buses drove along the parade route, and Brent Seabrook hoisted the Stanley Cup for all to see.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Showers By Daybreak
University of Illinois student Tori Weinstein was cheering at LaSalle Street, wearing a Blackhawks shirt most in the crowd couldn’t read.READ MORE: Oak Lawn Woman Got Locked Out Of Her Facebook Business Account, And Even Facebook Can't Be Sure If The Email To Blame Was A Scam
“It’s Hebrew. I speak Hebrew. The shirt’s from Israel. So we’re trying to support the team from another country,” she said. “My friend brought it back for us, when they went to travel Israel.”MORE NEWS: They Had A Tough Year Of E-Learning, But Southland College Prep Seniors Have Now Racked Up More Than $50 Million In Combined Merit Scholarships
She admitted it’s one of the coolest gifts she ever received.