EXCLUSIVE: Kane and Toews Wed in Summer Ceremony

EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS: WKBW News has the exclusive story that Patrick Kane, native of Buffalo and right winger for the Chicago Blackhawks, filed for a marriage certificate for himself and friend, Jonathan Toews last week.

Contact with the Blackhawks front office revealed that Kane and Toews married at Kane's Hamburg home on June 30th, in what is reported to have been a wonderful ceremony held exclusively for their families and a few friend and teammates.

We have the exclusive premiere of the You Can Play video they recorded in their Chicago home, in which Kane and Toews emphasize that their relationship has not hindered their level of play, which is reinforced in this statement released to us by Pat Brisson, agent to both Kane and Toews.

[Statement from Pat Brisson:

Patrick Kane said he has loved Jonathan Toews 'since the day we met at training camp in 2007." Since the beginning, they have been known to argue constantly, but teammates and friends alike have agreed that they are both the better for it.

It was hard for the two of them; being gay is hard enough for anyone, but the scrutiny they were under as NHL stars often proved to be too much, and it was easier for them to be with other people when the world was looking too hard. They have always loved each other; they have always wanted to be together.

They weren't ready to come out until now; they've always wanted it to be about hockey, and not about their relationship. They're ready to commit to each other now, and from here on out, they're ready for it also be about them, together. Kane says, now it's just Jonny for me, always Jonny."]

A copy of the marriage certificate can be found here as part of the Erie County Clerk's Office online records.

The Kane family were not available for comment, and correspondence with the Toews family has gone unanswered.