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Penguins' Sidney Crosby surprises Kenyan team on Canadian trip

Jonathan Bombulie
| Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

The latest hockey-themed ad for Canadian coffee-and-donut outlet Tim Hortons features Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skating with some unexpected teammates.

The company brought a group of hockey players from Kenya to Canada for a game. As some of the only hockey players in the African country, the players had only scrimmaged amongst themselves in the past. They would be facing an actual opponent for the first time.

Tim Hortons, as a surprise, added a couple of players to their roster — Crosby and Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon.

The ad depicts the Kenyan players as moved by the gesture. It shows some highlights of the game.

“That’s the best part about the game, just how it reaches so many people in a place like Kenya where you wouldn’t think there’s even ice,” Crosby said.

“To meet people from different places and to share the game that we love to play, I think I had as much fun as any of those guys today,” Crosby added.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.

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