Premier Greg Selinger today announced the Province of Manitoba is naming a lake in honour of Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.
“I know all Manitobans will join me in congratulating Jonathan on his achievements,” said Selinger. “Winning the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy and an Olympic gold medal all in one year is an incredible success story. We are all extremely proud of Jonathan and naming a lake in his honour is a fitting tribute.”
Toews Lake is situated about 95 kilometres north of Flin Flon. It is approximately 2.4 km long and 1.6 km wide.
In 2007, Toews was inducted into Manitoba’s Order of the Buffalo Hunt in recognition of his outstanding achievements in winning two gold medals with Team Canada in the 2007 world junior and world men’s hockey championships.
“Jonathan is an excellent role model for the youth of Manitoba and a superior ambassador for our province and our country,” said Selinger. “At 22 years old, his career in hockey is just beginning. He has come a long way from his days of lacing up his skates at Winnipeg’s Dakota Community Club.”
At the Legislative Building today, Selinger presented Toews with a certificate documenting the lake bearing the hockey star’s name.
NOTE: A photo of the certificate can be found here.