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Hawks Won't Play "The Stripper" Song at UC

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Hawks Won't Play "The Stripper" Song at UC

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The Blackhawks will be playing a much different tune at the United Center during the Shoot the Puck promotion this upcoming season.

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.

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