Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl talks up the Chiefs and their RBC Cup win in the House of Commons Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl talks up the Chiefs and their RBC Cup win in the House of Commons

VIDEO: Chilliwack-Hope MP praises Chiefs in the House of Commons

Mark Strahl stands in Parliament to laud the local team’s amazing run to win the RBC Cup

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl spoke highly of the Chilliwack Chiefs in the House of Commons on Tuesday after the team’s successful run at the RBC Cup on the weekend.

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Strahl delivered the following statement in the House of Commons May 22 to celebrate the Chiefs for winning the National Junior ‘A’ Hockey Championship:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate Canada’s top Junior ‘A’ hockey team, the 2018 RBC Cup champion, Chilliwack Chiefs.

“This past Sunday, in a thrilling championship game that had the Prospera Centre rocking, the Chiefs scored three times in the third period to come from behind and beat Ontario’s Wellington Dukes, 4-2 to win their first ever national championship.

“For Chilliwack this was a victory both on and off the ice. Not only did we get to showcase our great community, hockey team and fans, we showed what true partnership and reconciliation look like.

“The Chilliwack Chiefs Hockey Club, Tourism Chilliwack, the City of Chilliwack, and the Ts’elxwéyeqw First Nations Management group worked together to host one of the most successful RBC Cup Championships, ever.

“Thank you to everyone who played a part in putting on one of the most memorable events in Chilliwack sports history.

“And congratulations once again to the National Junior ‘A’ Champions, our Chilliwack Chiefs.”


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