Big StoryJohn Groce Shoot The Puck Participant Jimmy Hayes April 4, 2014 Fighting Illini News, News 8 Comments "Chicago's First Interactive Message Board For Fans"Prev postNext post Illinois Basketball - Head basketball coach of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini, John Groce will participate on April 9th in shoot the puck for the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks will take on the Montreal Canadiens that evening. #Illini coach John Groce will be the celebrity “Shoot the Puck” contestant on April 9 when the @NHLBlackhawks host the Canadiens! — Illinois Basketball (@IlliniHoops) April 1, 2014 Making A Name For Himself Groce is becoming a hot name not only for Illini fans but across the state of Illinois in general. His passion, hard work and willingness to win is a thing fans from all around are starting to see. This will definitely help publicize Groce a little more and get his Fighting Illini brand out to an even bigger crowd. Hopefully, Hawks fans will welcome Groce with a show of appreciation. Hockey Fans Should Love John Groce Hockey fans should welcome Groce with arms wide open. Groce is full of energy and preaches toughness to his players. He is a hard nosed guy who is all about defense and doing everything they possibly can to win games. The Illini team this season did not have an overwhelming amount of talent but because of their tough play, they were able to stay in ball games all year long. Photo(s) BigStory, News-Gazette Prev postNext post Note: This website contains an assortment of articles written by Chicago fans with their own opinion, each reflecting their own point of view. For this reason, you may see conflicting reactions. Sports Mockery is the combined collection of all these publications for your enjoyment. 8 Responses Newer Comments » Austin Ayala April 4, 2014 Jay Cutler! He’s often at the games and would show he’s a Chicago guy! Log in to Reply Paul Montagano April 4, 2014 Mr. T again Log in to Reply Newer Comments » Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.