Kenya’s only ice hockey team gets dream trip

Canada fast food company Tim Hortons surprised Kenya’s only ice hockey team by flying them to Toronto to play a competitive game.

The 12 members of the Kenya Ice Lions met top ice hockey players, Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon.

The team has been training in the only rink in Kenya, which is located inside a top hotel the capital, Nairobi.

It is mostly used for pleasure skating, but a few years ago workers at the Canadian embassy began showing up with sticks and pucks and teaching Kenyans about the sport, Toronto Sun reports. 

The Kenyans played an exhibition match against a team of firefighters.

Watch highlights of their trip in the video below:

 

First Published 17.10.18: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-africa-45861388

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