Bob Gertenrich will be attending his 2,264th consecutive Blackhawks home game Monday night as the Hawks seek to clinch the Stanley Cup.
He holds the consecutive game record.
Gertenrich, 68, who is retired and lives in Skokie, has giant stacks of ticket stubs wrapped in rubber bands lying around his apartment to prove it.
“I can’t talk, I’ve got to get ready for the game,”a harried Gertenrich said Monday afternoon. “I’m headed to Miller’s Pub downtown to meet up with some friends.”
When he bought season tickets in 1966, each cost $2.50 – a nostalgic memory compared to the $85 he pays now.
“If they win it will be the first time they’ve done it in their building since 1938. I can’t talk I have to go,” he said.
Wave to Bob if you’re there. He’ll be in the red Blackhawks sweater with “Gertenrich” on the back: Section 333, Row 1, Seat 18.