chicago hopes

Hawkish: Coach Tommy Gorman and his Chicago Black Hawks were poised to take the Stanley Cup for the first time in the team’s history on a Sunday of this date in 1934. Up two games in the best-of-three finals, they hosted Jack Adams’ Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Stadium — and lost, 5-2, to Larry Aurie, Wilf Cude, et al. Two days later they did get the job done, claiming the Cup with a 1-0 overtime win on Mush March’s goal. Seen here that very April, Black Hawks goaltender Charlie Gardiner poses with Gorman and defenceman Lionel Conacher. (Image: © SDN-076146, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, Chicago History Museum)