Canadians loooove them some hockey!
When Canada won in overtime, it was pure, deafening joy running through that bar. It was made somewhat bittersweet by the fact everyone was very, very far from home. All the Canadian ex-pats and traveling businessmen jumped up and down and hugged each other and, I’m sure, wished they were on home soil to see the celebration.
Funny enough this is exactly how I felt while living in England during the 1998 Nagano games when we lost teh bronze to Finland and also during the 2002 Salt Lake City games when Gretzky burried the Lucky Loonie under center ice and we beat the crap out the Yanks on their stupid Olympic size rink!