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Oh No! Not Tommy?

By WBH, 03/07/22, 12:15PM CST


Tommy Hawk has been suspended!

For the first time in nearly three decades as Waterloo’s mascot, the Black Hawks #1 supporter will be barred from this Saturday’s game against the Omaha Lancers due to an incident of unsportsmanlike conduct during a recent game in Party Town.  The suspension begins immediately and is indefinite.

That means no mingling with fans during the game, no on-ice antics at intermission, and saddest of all, Tommy won’t get to enjoy his customary pregame Domino’s Pizza.

Mascots from around the country have reached out to express their shock and question the implications for what this might mean for mascot freedom of expression.

The Black Hawks are asking fans to make their voices heard in solidarity with Tommy Hawk and be at the rink with cowbells at the ready so that this injustice does not pass by in silence.

From now through Friday at 5 p.m., the Black Hawks will be offering $10 Attack and Goal Zone tickets online only with the promotional code FreeTommy.  To order, visit

The only way to stop this hostility toward Tommy is to be united together as one.  Join us at Young Arena to show your support.