Longtime Blackhawks fan will be back for more

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After 2,264 consecutive games, why would Chicago Blackhawks fan Bob Gertenrich stop now? | File Photo

There is no one who deserved to be in the United Center Monday night more than Bob Gertenrich.

It was his 2,264th consecutive home game — an unmatched streak that started in 1966.

“I was just really happy,” said Gertenrich, a 68-year-old retired bachelor who lives in Skokie. I hugged the guy on the right and the woman on my left.”

“The Hawks, they’re like family,” Gertenrich said Tuesday morning. “I’m still euphoric.”

He had a great seat, like he has for years: Section 333, Row 1, Seat 18 – right above the goal the Blackhawks shoot against twice.

And he’ll be there for the 2015-2016 season, too:

“I’ve got a down payment down already for my season tickets next year.”

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