Monday, May 14, 2007

Oh, Canada

They did it again: Today, in Russia, Canada's Senior (over 20) Men's Hockey Team won the gold medal at the IIHF world championships with a 4-2 win over Finland. After taking a 3-0 lead into the third period, the Canadians had to make it interesting for their fans by conceding 2 goals before going back up 4-2.
Way to go boys! The Canadian team not only won the gold medal, but they went a perfect 9-0 for the tournament, something they've never done before. We dressed my niece in a little "Team Canada" Red T-shirt with a player skating down the front before the game started. Being as young as she is, she had no idea what was happening, but could sense our excitement, and it rubbed off on her a bit...
There are few things that give me a more genuine sense of pride in being Canadian than watching our hockey teams do so well. This year, Canada has swept international tournaments by winning the Men's tournament, the Women's tournament, and the Junior tournament.
It's consolation that my NHL team, the Habs, didn't even make the play-offs...

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