More importantly, for them, he was behind the bench when Team Canada's men took home hockey gold at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games last week.
Babcock was among those honoured in a special pre-game ceremony at the Bell Centre, along with P.K. Subban and Carey Price. The women's hockey team was also in attendance and received a rousing ovation from the Canadiens faithful.
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