Obama meets the Stanley Cup Champions Pittsburgh Penguins
The Stanley Cup Champions 2009, Pittsburgh Penguins, had the honour of being hosted by President Obama at the White House. President Obama congratulated the team on their accomplishment in a ceremoney held at the White House.
Obama said that a lot of championship teams have visited the White House, but that there was something special about the Stanley Cup.
“Congratulations on your outstanding season,” Obama said. “For not just your athleticism but also your sportsmanship, we’re very proud of you.
The team was hounoured to be invited and was jovial during their appearance.
President Obama also remarked on the young Captain of the Penguins, who is the youngest Captain in the league. He said that Sydney Crosby had to be really fast, since there are a lot of big players around the league.
WASHINTON, DC - President Barack Obama hosted the 2009 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins at a ceremony at the White House to congratulate the team on their accomplishment of winning the NHL title.
“Congratulations on your outstanding season,” Obama said. “For not just your athleticism but also your sportsmanship, we’re very proud of you.”
The Penguins 2009 championship team was reunited for the day. The players, coaches and staff flew to the nation’s capital to take part in the historic event and meet President Obama.
“We’ve had a lot of championship teams visit and I’ve seen a lot of trophies,” Obama said. “There is something special about the Stanley Cup, other than it just being really big. Winning this trophy takes a whole new level of sacrifice. It takes a group of players that persevere through injures, pain, setbacks and seven-game series. Above all it takes a team to stick together because nobody wins the Stanley Cup on their own.”
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