Rep. Quigley hoists the Stanley Cup

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), an avid hockey player and fan, got to hoist the Stanley Cup after his hometown Chicago Blackhawks won it on Wednesday night.

Quigley's office put out a release on Thursday with this photo of the freshman lawmaker holding the Cup after the 'Hawks won it in Philadelphia against the Flyers. 

"Madam Speaker, you have no idea how much I’m going to enjoy this, but sometime late last night, Patrick Kane slipped a puck past a Philadelphia goaltender in overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks became the Stanley Cup champions," Quigley said in a floor speech Thursday. "Congratulations to the team for their great season. Many of these players have played over 120 games this season, including the Olympics, to achieve their 'One Goal.'"

By winning the championship on Wednesday, the Blackhawks clinched their first Stanley Cup since 1961, the longest drought of any team in the league. 

Meanwhile, Philadelphia-area Rep. Robert Brady (D) lamented the Flyers' loss on his Twitter page.