Should women hockey players apologize for smoking and drinking on ice?
Fri, February 26, 2010

THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER -- Hockey Canada apologized Thursday for a boozy impromptu party the Olympic women's hockey team threw for itself on the Canada Hockey Place ice after winning the gold medal.

Canadian players, still wearing their uniforms and with gold medals draped around their necks, celebrated their victory by drinking champagne and beer at centre ice following a 2-0 win over the United States.

The International Olympic Committee said it will investigate the celebration, which included drinking by one of Canada's underage players.

In a statement released late Thursday, Hockey Canada apologized.

Do you think it was necessary for Hockey Canada to apologize for the players? Have your say in our forum.

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Absolutely not and I hope that none of them regret it! They were enjoying THEIR moment - there's nothing wrong with that!

And it's not like the underage player was 13 - she's 18 years old and she just won a gold medal!

The zamboni picture is a classic, who hasn't wanted to drive one of those!

I say congrats to Team Canada - thanks for playing your hearts out!
LS, 2010-02-26 13:11:44

Come on, it wasn't like they were rubbing their victory in their opponents faces. There were no spectators left (aside from a tardy reporter who was probably sniffing for some gossip story) and it's not like they trashed the zambon or started breaking stuff. They wanted to take in the moment of winning a gold at the Olympics.

As for being role models, where in their job description does it say they have to be pious and the role model for all children? We don't hold our reporters, lawyers and politicians to ANY kind of standards so why should celebrities and athletes be any different than they?

Lead by example people. Easy for you to case stones from your glass house I'm sure. I would like for someone to tear up that AP reporters life and find out all the crap he has done and then display it to the world and see how he likes how all the "perfect" people of the world judge him/her.


Yup, 2010-02-26 13:11:30

give me a break anything to make the news.They just ownsome-thing people dream of. Don't take that away its celebration I think media is jealous.A bunch of babies
dave quick, 2010-02-26 13:10:59

Should they apologize? NO WAY!

They deserved it they got it they celebrated it.

Everyone was gone it was a brief celebration not an all night event of drunken athletes.....Leave the poor girls alone!
Kathy, 2010-02-26 13:09:06

As a Canadian, and resident of Vancouver, I formally and officially retract any official apology issued on behalf of the players or this country.

Why? Because none is needed. If other countries are offended by this, then play better hockey and stop our ladies from kicking your arse all the time.

The sourpuss American reporter that sent this to the AP should grow up and lighten up. I guess he's just angry the women were shut out of ice skating medals too.


David, 2010-02-26 13:08:50

Should they apologize?

HELL NO!! "F" the IOC!
Marc, 2010-02-26 13:08:33

Is the ice sacred or something? I don't get it. So what, they drank and smoke on the ice.
gordholio, 2010-02-26 13:07:34

No not at all, they give up everything for four years to.get ready for this, training ,traveling , away from their families.They deserve to blow off some steam and enjoy the moment!!
Kevin, 2010-02-26 13:07:22

Hayyyyel no they should not apologise! Drinking beer and playing hockey is what makes Canada great!! Well earned, ladies!
evilJaze, 2010-02-26 13:07:03

the IOC should worry about all the atheletes that failed drug tests but were still allowed to compete , they are such hypocrites seeing how corrupt the organization has been over the years . Perhaps in hindsight the girls should of left the refreshments and the stogies in the dressing room , but a Gold Medal comes around not very often , everyone needs to relax and let them enjoy the moment , a toast to our Canadian Women's GOLD MEDAL team !!!!
JeffR, 2010-02-26 13:07:00

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