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Live coverage: New Canadians welcomed at World Cup of Hockey ceremony

Last Updated Sep 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm EST

The entire Alfredsson family are officially Canadian citizens, as of Tuesday.

During the World Cup of Hockey, more than 100 people were sworn-in to become Canadian citizens at the fan village in Toronto.

Watch a stream of the ceremony here, or below.

Former Ottawa Senator Daniel Alfredsson and Brigitta Backman Alfredsson can now call themselves Canadian, joining their four children who were all born in Canada.

“It’s unique to become a citizen of a second country,” said Alfredsson. “It was a very special day for me and my wife.”

Alfredsson said that the first thing he is going to purchase as a Canadian citizen will be a pair of new pants as the ones he was wearing that day happened to rip.

Families from across the world sat beside the Alfredssons and were able to take part in the special day.

“This ceremony provides yet another point of connection between a great country and its great sport,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said.

Cassie Campbell-Pascall administered the oath of citizenship during the ceremony and encouraged everyone to play a little hockey.

Ron MacLean was host of the day and said to know Canada, the new citizens need to learn a little bit about hockey.

“Hockey is a universal language and a unifying force,” Bettman said. “No matter your country of birth, no matter which native language you speak or read, hockey bonds people throughout the world — and today, in the home of hockey, this ceremony helps that bond grow even stronger.

Reporter Alanna Kelly is reporting live from ceremony. See her updates below or at this mobile-friendly link.