Nova Scotia’s three main political party leaders are joining together to congratulate Sidney Crosby on his selection as captain of the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team.
Mr. Crosby, of Cole Harbour, will lead Team Canada at next month’s Sochi Olympics.
The NHL star famously scored the winning goal in overtime four years ago at the Vancouver Olympics, beating the United States to earn Canada the gold medal.
“This is another remarkable achievement from a remarkable young man,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Sidney Crosby is a great athlete and a born leader and I believe all Nova Scotians will join with me in wishing him and his teammates the best of luck as they carry our country’s hopes at one of the greatest sporting events on Earth.”
“I’m both proud and excited to see Sidney Crosby will be leading our national men’s hockey team at the Olympics,” said Progressive Conservative Party Leader Jamie Baillie. “He’s a role model on and off the ice, demonstrating hard work and determination, while constantly taking time to give back to his community and his sport.”
Interim Leader Maureen MacDonald offered congratulations on behalf of the Nova Scotia NDP caucus.
“We are so proud and thrilled to know Sidney is leading the team that will defend Canada’s title as the best hockey nation in the world,” said Ms. MacDonald.
The Winter Olympics take place Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia.