On behalf of City Council and the people of Edmonton, Alberta’s Capital City, I’m happy to extend a warm welcome to all players and spectators of Drop the Puck International Hockey Tournament. Edmonton is known as a centre for sporting excellence and events like this help showcase upand-coming athletic talent in our province. The achievements of these elite hockey players are a testament to their dedication and drive to be the best. I salute all the players in this tournament for being excellent ambassadors of the sport of hockey. I’d like to thank OneHockey and Encore Hockey, the coaches and volunteers who have worked hard to make this tournament a success. You’ve helped promote sportsmanship and skill development among elite hockey players in our province. I wish all teams the best of luck in the tournament, and hope visitors to Edmonton get a chance to explore some of the attractions and enjoy the wonderful hospitality our city has to offer.
Stephen Mandel Mayor t