Sunday, February 21, 2010

Olympic Hockey: Torn between Canada and USA

Watching the game at home in HD. Photo by Sue Frause

I have to say I've only been to three hockey matches in my life. The first was watching a game in Vancouver a decade or more ago. It was New Year's Eve and the Canucks played the Anaheim Ducks. I was surprised it wasn't rowdier and disappointed there weren't more fights.

The second was in Zurich, Switzerland where Zurich played ... I can't remember. It was a bit boring but I enjoyed the yummy Swiss food.

And the third was in the Okanogan in 2004, where the Kelowna Rockets took on my team, the Everett Silvertips. My team meaning they are just across the water from me and have a loyal following. I wrote a travel feature about my long weekend in Kelowna called The days of wine and slapshots.

Canada wants to win this match. Big time. And I sort of want them to win. I like that Sidney Crosby from Nova Scotia, seems like a nice kid.

Oh, and amazingly, MSNBC is showing the match live! We west coasters are not happy with NBC's delayed coverage and unfortunately, CTV is not on our cable menu.

It's about time for the face-off (I think that's what it's called). I best go try to scrounge up a beer or two, eh?