Blackhawks Win the Stanley Cup! Carol Stream Homeowner Honks for Joy

June 09, 2010

The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup!

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Rich Young proudly displays his Blackhawks horn outside his Carol Stream home. ~ Daily Herald photo

If you drive throughout the city, you’ll find Chicago Blackhawks pride everywhere in the way of signs, flags, jerseys and helmets on everything from store windows to rooftops to the lions in front of the Art Institute to the dinosaur outside the Field Museum.

Drive through the suburbs, and the pride is displayed mostly by homeowners taping the Chicago Sun-Times “Go Blackhawks!” sign in their windows.

But there is one guy in Carol Stream who is showing, rather sounding, his team spirit quite boisterously.

The Daily Herald reports that Rich Young, a train enthusiast, made a horn that resembles the one at the United Center, and he blasts it from outside his Carol Stream home three times after each goal the Blackhawks score in the Stanley Cup Finals, and three times after a win.

Young made the horn from a diesel-powered locomotive that he attached to an air compressor.

The Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime Wednesday to win their first Stanley Cup since 1961.

Wonder how many times Young honked his horn after that win.

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