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Blackhawks Fever: Female fan base on the rise

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Blackhawks fans are ready for the team to head into the next round of the playoffs. That fan base, though, is changing as more women are throwing on the hockey jerseys.

“Chicago is one of those cities that really, the social scene revolves around our sports teams," Sports Divas Inc. Head Writer Victoria Kendzierski explains.

It’s no surprise that more women are becoming Blackhawks fans. It's a trend that's booming in Chicago.

Victoria Kendzierski writes about the Blackhawks on Sports Divas, Inc., a website designed for women.

“Everyone wants to be a part of the Blackhawks conversations, whether it's at work, whether it's going out," she says.

We asked our Facebook friends to send us pictures of their Hawks love and we were overwhelmed by the amount of ladies who love their team.

Over at the West End in the West Loop, ladies agree: to live in Chicago one must at least root for the Blackhawks.

“I may not watch every second of the game, but it's always fun to join friends and have cocktails and cheer for them to win," Megan Albrecht says.

For others, like Elsie Rodriguez, she lives and breathes Chicago sports.

“I think we just love the excitement, it's part of society, it's part of the city, the culture of the city so, we want to partake in that," she says.

She’s not alone. Susan Vodnik has loved the Hawks for 50 years. She doesn't miss a game. And not for the reasons you'd think.

“I'm a real Blackhawks fan…with them through thick and thin," Susan Vodnik adds. “My current favorite is Patrick Sharp and not because he's adorable. It's because he shoot and he scores a lot."

And she's hoping to pass along the passion to her granddaughter.

While some women love the game, others love the players. Sports Divas, Inc. even has a section that tells ladies where to spot the players at places like Studio Paris or Sunda.

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