The IOC and the COC and, for all I know, the kids from The OC are all atwitter about gold medal winning Canadian women hockey team celebrating on ice with beer and champagne and cigars an hour after the game was over and long after all the spectators had left the building. Get a grip! They won, convincingly, and had reason to celebrate. And as any athelete will know, there is something special about revisiting the place where it all went down, so why not at centre ice!?!
Apologies are unnecessary. Their lone mistake was not having more flavourful beer, but since Molson is a big sponsor at these Olympics, I’m guessing that was because Canadian was the only beer around. And as for the “controversy” over goal-scorer Marie-Philip Poulin being only 18, or in other words not of legal drinking age in BC, that serves only to cast light on how ridiculous arbitrary legal drinking ages are.
Congratulations, ladies. You won well and celebrated well.