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Thanksgivings Title Available as Audiobook

By WBH, 09/08/21, 2:30PM CDT


Printed Copies also on Sale from Party Town Outfitters

An audiobook version of 50 Thanksgivings; Waterloo’s Hockey Holiday is now available ahead of the Black Hawks’ traditional late-November matchup versus the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.

Downloadable for Audible, Amazon, and iTunes, the audiobook is narrated by Black Hawks announcer Tim Harwood.

From now through October 15th, fans placing a $20 or larger online order  for apparel or souvenirs through the Black Hawks’ Party Town Outfitters web store will receive a code for a free digital download (while supplies last; requires an Audible account).

The printed version of 50 Thanksgivings; Waterloo’s Hockey Holiday was released last fall and covers the 50 games played on the final Thursday in November (including the only “away” game, when the Black Hawks skated in Sweden during a 1968 trip to Europe).  The tradition has been a rite of passage for Hawks players and fans, and the book provides details about each game, box scores, an index of all Waterloo Thanksgiving goal scorers, and dozens of photos.  Ryan Papa, hero of the 2010 Thanksgiving game, provided the book’s forward.  Hard copies are available from Party Town Outfitters.

The Black Hawks did not play last Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus.  The postponement of that game interrupted a sequence of 23 consecutive years playing on the holiday.

This November 25th, the Waterloo-Cedar Rapids Thanksgiving tradition will be renewed.  Tickets for the 2021 contest and all of the Black Hawks’ 2021/22 regular season games are available online by clicking here.