The city is welcoming back hometown hockey star Jonathan Toews for a community celebration on Friday.
Toews, captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, will be bringing his team’s much-deserved Stanley Cup trophy to the city once again. The Winnipeg-born athlete last celebrated with the cup locally in July 2010. (WATCH VIDEO)
A public celebration is planned for Friday, July 19 at the Jonathan Toews Community Centre, 1188 Dakota Street, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“Many young hockey players look up to Jonathan Toews, not only for his achievements throughout his hockey career, but also for his generosity and caring off the ice,” Mayor Sam Katz said. “I know that many Winnipeggers will be thrilled to have the opportunity to meet Jonathan and see the Stanley Cup up close.”
Katz renamed the community centre bearing Toews’ name three years ago during a day-long celebration.
The Blackhawks won their second NHL championship in four years after defeating the Boston Bruins last season.