Obama to meet reporters, visit with Black Hawks

President Barack Obama will answer reporters’ questions about

rising energy prices and other issues at a White House news

conference Friday.

Later, the president and first lady will welcome their hometown,

Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks to the White House.

Following that get-together, first lady Michelle Obama, National

Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and USA Hockey Executive

Director Dave Ogrean will preside over a street hockey workout and

clinic on a rink set up on the South Lawn.

The clinic for local youngsters is part of a new collaboration

between Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, the NHL and USA Hockey

to encourage kids to lead active and healthy lives.