Early Morning for Team Canada Fans
THUNDER BAY – Hockey fans in Thunder Bay were up early, either at home glued to their television sets, and glued to social media. Others gathered at local restaurants and bars. At Daytona’s in Thunder Bay Chef Andrew Stone stated, “It’s good so far not crazy in here!”
Across Thunder Bay as the game went along, social media was buzzing as friends share their status updates, and hopes.
Sidney Crosby scored, moments after Giant 105 Morning host John Ongaro posted a comment to ‘Sid the Kid’… telling him to go for it.
The first period saw Canada take a one to nothing lead. That lead was added to in the second period.
The third period saw Canada add to the lead, and fans started to breath a little.
Thunder Bay restaurants and bars that were open were serving breakfast. However unlike Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver local licenced establishments are waiting for 11AM before they can serve alcohol.
Canada played a very disciplined game, and there were very few penalties called.
With under five minutes left in the game, Canadian hockey fans started to feel that maybe, just maybe the team would be successful in defending their Vancouver 2010 Gold Medal.
In the last three minutes, Sweden was pressing hard. Canada continued to defend, and made precision line changes keeping fresh legs on the ice to defend the defensive zone.
In Thunder Bay, demonstrating solid work dedication, Thunder Bay road crews were out clearing snow and streets in the downtown Fort William core. Talk about dedication to the job!
The game hit the last minute, with Canada leading by three. Smiles on the Canadian bench started to break out as the team started to realize the Gold Medal might be theirs and ours.
With twenty-four seconds left, Canada fired the puck down the ice resulting in an icing call. The Canadians started counting down the final seconds and the Olympic Gold is Canada’s
Final Score: Canada 3 – Sweden 0.
The Canadian men’s hockey team has won another gold medal for Canada at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, beating Sweden 3-0. This is Canada’s ninth gold medal in Olympic men’s hockey and its 15th overall since 1920. No other country has won more medals than Canada in men’s hockey at the Olympic Winter Games.
Earlier this week, Canada’s women beat USA for gold in a thrilling overtime victory. This marks the third time in Olympic history that Canada has won gold in both men’s and women’s hockey.
“Canada concludes these Games with another medal performance from our men’s hockey team. Team Canada provided all Canadians with exciting hockey throughout the Olympic tournament,” said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee. “To Steve Yzerman and his management team, head coach Mike Babcock and his staff, and to the all the players who performed at such a high level, I offer my congratulations on behalf of the entire Canadian Olympic family and all Canadians.”
The Canadian Olympic Team won a total of 25 medals at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (10 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze).