Team Canada womens and mens hockey teams party it up after winning Olympic Gold...and sport their medals.
If you live under a rock, you might not have heard. But Team Canada won the Gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in Hockey....TWICE.
See, both our teams won. The womens team doing it the evening of February 25th in a spectacular 2-0 victory over their arch nemesis from the U.S.A. While the men matched the feat in even more dramatic fashion the afternoon of the 28th defeating the same country as the women did, in Overtime off the stick of Sidney Crosby.
No surprise to anyone, both squads celebrated heavily. The teams were rewarded with large bottles of Molson Canadian.
The womens team opted to celebrate inside Molson House for a couple hours after arriving from their on ice celebrating. They then took the party off the grounds to a local bar (Metropole) that 3/4 of the team went to on foot thru the streets of the downtown eastside lead by musician Tyler Stewart of The Barenaked Ladies like some pied piper. Constantly stopping to make sure the rest of the crew caught up, Stewart lead teammates, staff, friends & others on a 6 or 7 block walk from the Molson house to the bar. They partied there till after I left at 3:30 AM.
Then mens team had a more random & scattered celebration. Many members of the team with family opted to go celebrate privately with them, while others stayed in Molson House till late in the evening. Others left the Molson house to go celebrate other places, namely the Roxy night club where several members of the team & their friends were seen celebrating till closing.
Of course, free drinks wasnt all these athletes were given. Large shiny keepsakes were also awarded to them, and most sported them proudly as they returned & left the Molson House. Below is a few pics of them & their brand new Gold medals.
PS- to a certain member of 1 of our teams who was concerned on where & how the photo was going to be used....see, this is the only place you are seeing this photo...like I told you (unless someone re-posts it with my tag still on it).
At just 20 years of age, Drew Doughty is the youngest player on Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. More than a year & 1/2 younger than the next youngest, Jonathan Toews. This feat is more amazing when you discover Drew is a defenseman. A job that usually takes years of development to become really good at, and certainly a job you would expect to be filled by experienced veterans at the major international level. In fact, he is over 4 years younger than the next youngest defenseman on the team, Shea Weber.
But Drew has certainly earned his spot on the club. The 2nd overall pick of the L.A. Kings in the 2008 NHL entry draft has lived up to his hype since being selected. Now in his 2nd full season with the club, Drew has already cemented himself as one of the teams top defensemen, playing power play, even strength & short handed situations.
Currently 5th in league scoring amongst NHL defensemen, Drew shows no shortage of offensive skill in his game. Logging the 14th most minutes of any NHL defenseman this season is notable too, as it shows the team relies on him in all types of scenarios. Not just for his offense.
Drew brings in some international experience to the 2010 games. He has played both in the World Juniors & the World championships. Winning a gold at the WJHC & a silver at the WHC.
Its clear to anyone watching this kid that he is special & has done everything needed to make this team. Drew Doughty likely will be a force for Canada for years to come, and in 2010, this could be his coming out party, and with his only 2 international tournaments garnering medals, I am sure he plans to make it a hat trick in Vancouver.
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