British Columbia, Canada
You know the most lasting memory I will keep? We showed patriotism, in my opinion for the first time in my lifetime, REALLY out loud and proud, all across Canada!
Having been to the States so many times mostly to visit some of you folks, the 4th of July with Nan actually made me so proud of your patriotism, and the way you showed it. I guess we had it all the time, just never found a reason to express it.
Hockey is Canada! Plain and simple. I can remember being taken to the frozen pond as a kid, like every other kid here in Canada, to learn to chase a puck around. Especially back east, dinner is shared watching a hockey game, it is inbred from birth if that makes sense?
The United States fought for all they were worth and easily could have won. They played a great game with all that pressure on them. However, I am so glad we won on home turf because of the the new shared patriotism and pride all Canadians now feel because of these games. If we had of lost, we would still be proud, but not as LOUD!
I am sorry like most Canadians that they are over, and so are all the athletes. I think my city and province did a fantastic job, and I can only PRAY the bill isn't too high after this, but if it is, it was worth it - just like the cost of our health care.
Three things a Canadian doesn't want to ever do without, hockey games, dental plans, and health care.
Congratulations to the USA for obtaining (as usual) the most medals.
For those of you who want to relive some moments of this GREAT hockey game here you go:
Canada vs USA