Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate and salute Canada's gold medal winners at the World Hockey Championships in Finland.
This is what being Canadian is all about: determination, pride and love of country.
Sean Burke who, rather than waiting for a call to play, phoned the organizers and said “If a goalie is needed, I am available”. He is always there for his country.
Ryan Smyth, who played 42 games for Canada and is a critical member of the team, stated “To wear that maple leaf on my chest and finally win, it is awesome. I have so much passion I could never say no to coming here.”
Coach Andy Murray, his staff and all the players are true Canadians, unselfish and prepared to demonstrate to the world that this is Canada's game.
Anson Carter's grit and skill came together with that great wraparound goal. He is the toast of Canada.
Roberto Luongo stepped in at a critical time and demonstrated that he is a world champion.
Congratulations. This is my idea of real hockey.