On the evening of November 12, 2022, Owen Huffman and his St. Ignatius JV Hockey team were in a horrific accident in Warsaw, Indiana. The group was on their way to a hotel after a hockey game when their bus was hit by a semi-truck, causing injuries to sixteen. Three of them sustained severe injuries including Owen, who remains in the hospital. Owen is stable and improving daily, but his recovery will be long and include months of rehab. Thankfully, Owen is strong and determined. His family and friends are confident he will be successful in his recovery because of the continuous support, love and prayers of all who care for him.
In 1987, a group of retired Blackhawk players got together to discuss their future in the Chicago community.
Their main objective was to "give something back" to Chicago and to the sport of hockey. In that meeting they developed a three-fold mission statement for the non-profit Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association.
TO PROVIDE A SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR THE "MOST DESERVING" HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY PLAYERS IN ILLINOIS.
TO BECOME INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND CHARITABLE CAUSES. TO PROTECT AND TAKE CARE OF THEIR FELLOW ALUMNI: "PLAYERS HELPING PLAYERS."
meet THE cbaa
Keith magnuson Founder
cliff koroll Founder / president
Stan Mikita Founder
The Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association (CBAA) distributes college scholarships annually to the most deserving Illinois high school hockey players. Awards are determined from a candidate’s academic achievements, community & volunteer service, financial stability, character & leadership, as well as an evaluation of a written essay. Each scholarship recipient receives $7,500.00 annually over four years.