Illegal Curve has received the following press release from the officer of the Prime Minister
May 31, 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement to celebrate today’s announcement that the NHL will return to Winnipeg:
“Today is a historic day for Canada’s game. On behalf of all Canadians, I am extremely pleased with today’s announcement that the NHL will return to Winnipeg. Hockey is Canada’s great passion and I’m excited that Winnipeg will reclaim its special role in our country’s national pastime.
“Memories of legendary Winnipeg Jets’ players such as Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuk and Teemu Selanne remain fresh in the minds of all Canadians. The moments created by these players were inspirations to generations of young hockey players across Canada and I know that the new team will inspire countless young Canadians to put on their skates and carry on Canada’s proud hockey legacy.
“While hockey fans across Canada will celebrate the return of the NHL to Winnipeg tonight, Laureen, Ben, Rachel and I wish another one of Canada’s great teams – the Vancouver Canucks – every success as they resume their quest for the Stanley Cup against the Boston Bruins tomorrow evening.”