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by Alanah McGinley on 05/31/11 at 01:31 AM ET
From Calgary Flames.com:
Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla was returning home Monday from a surprise, whirlwind visit to Canadian troops in Afghanistan with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
While on the visit, Iginla played some ball hockey, attended a barbecue with troops and signed autographs.
“It was an honor and a privilege to be asked by the Prime Minister to be part of this trip to come and meet and spend time with our troops,” Iginla told calgaryflames.com.
“I met lots of guys from Alberta as well. There are lots of hockey fans and it was enjoyable to talk with all of them. Everyone has been watching the playoffs and it was cool to see the hockey rivalries among them.
“It was also very interesting as I toured headquarters and much of the base. It was truly an honor to spend time with our service men and women far from home.”
Update May 31, 2011: More on Iginla’s trip here.
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