An online push to ban the song "The Stripper" from being played at the United Center during Blackhawks games appears to have worked.
The organist traditionally plays the song during the "Shoot the Puck" promotion when an obviously attractive woman participates.
Blackhawks president John McDonough told the Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday that starting with the upcoming season, the song will no longer be played.
Blackhawks brass were asked about the song at the recent fan convention, and a #BanTheStripper hashtag was picking up steam on Twitter.
Some have also called for a revamp of the scantily-clad Ice Crew, but McDonough told the newspaper that it's "very common throughout the league," and that the team is discussing ways to make female fans feel more welcome at the United Center.
In other words, the Ice Crew is likely safe for now.
— Lindsey Woody (@shoegal1620) August 14, 2014
#BanTheStripper what a joke!! Just more PC BS!!! Same clowns crying about this song probably sing JayZ 99 problems all day!! Lib-Idiots!!
— Phat Al (@BustinStones) August 14, 2014
— Jason Feffer (@JasonFeffer) August 14, 2014
@NHLBlackhawks Good to hear that you guys will be making the right call next year and moving towards treating all your fans with respect!
— Casey (@Raedances) August 13, 2014