Trump sticks to hockey in honoring Cup champion Penguins

Published 1:03 p.m. ET Oct. 10, 2017 | Updated 6:47 a.m. ET Oct. 11, 2017


The Pittsburgh Penguins, defending back-to-back Stanley Cup champions, were honored by President Trump during a visit to the White House on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After adding to the uproar over NFL players who protest during the national anthem, President Donald Trump mostly stuck to hockey in honoring the Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, calling them “true champions and incredible patriots.”

Trump welcomed the Penguins into the Oval Office and celebrated their second consecutive championship in the East Room of the White House. He singled out the achievements of playoff MVP Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel, among others.

Trump has grabbed a number of sports headlines in recent weeks, including his criticism of NFL players for…

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