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Canadian PM Stephen Harper gives high praise to Babcock

Stephen Harper
Remy Steinegger, Wikimedia Commons

According to the Toronto Sun on Sunday, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper gave high praise to Team Canada's men's hockey head coach Mike Babcock following Canada's 3-0 victory over Sweden at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Harper sent out the following tweet, “just spoke w/coach Mike Babcock and told him (this) was the most perfectly executed game I have ever witnessed.”

Even though Harper is Canada's top politician, he is very knowledgeable about hockey overall. He has also written a book titled A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey. In the book he writes primarly about the Toronto Professional Hockey Club of the Ontario Professional Hockey League from 1906-1909 and the Toronto Blueshirts of the National Hockey Association, that won the Stanley Cup in 1914.

Harper was not the only high profile person who congratulated Team Canada. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted "My staff was glued to the Olympic hockey game. Congratulations, Canadians! You gave an epic performance."

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