In the World Junior's hockey tournament...a game where the "Canadian's" were the underdogs and the tournament being held in the USA (who beat us last year). I believe from water cooler talk that team USA had all returning from the starting line up and team Canada had one returning starter.
I'm not sure my American friends even know that this tournament is going on.
I would liken it as important to Canadians as NCAA Bowl Football games are to them.
So important that though it was the semi-finals and the game was in the USA...80% of the fans there were Canadian. We (Canadians) drove there and dealt with reported 2 hour border delay (solely because of Canadian travel to the game), expensive game tickets and overpriced parking.
One of the players noted "The biggest thing: our fans were there for us," Canadian forward Ryan Johansen said. "During the warmup, you're basically shivering because of how loud it was. We know we have our country behind us and it's a great feeling."
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/01/03/sp-canada-usa.html?ref=rss#ixzz1A4vWTI1h
"He told the youngsters to have fun and know that sometime during the game they would face adversity. How well the juniors dealt with that adversity would determine the difference."
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/01/03/sp-canada-usa.html?ref=rss#ixzz1A4vxzpxQ
|Canada's Curtis Hamilton celebrates his goal in the first period. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)|
Picture from and Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/01/03/sp-canada-usa.html?ref=rss#ixzz1A59IvuSY
So the Canadians won 4-1 against the US and now move on to the finals (fingers crossed). And all signs point to my life being in my control and I can choose how to deal with these circumstances that will make all the difference in the world. I know it won't be easy but I have a fantastic fan base (my girls) and if I look at the positive, things can work out so that I will have a better life then I probably could even have imagined.
Go Canada...Go Teagan!