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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Yes. Absolutely they must apologize. They are not the only team or atheletes who have won a gold medal. Other teams have done as well. So if the other teams/players are not doing it publicly then what gives them the right to do it in open. Plus they are representing our country which automatically puts them in a position that demands high standards in every aspent of sport. They could have done it in their dressing room. How can they be good role models for our daughters if they behave publicly like that. Especially since one of them was underage in the province of BC. Shame on them for not behaving like TRUE GOLD MEDAL WINNERS. Each member of the team MUST apologize to the whole country and they SHOULD be disciplined.
Bash, 2010-02-26 12:36:00

no apology needed....no one got hurt, no one saw them, and thats how we do it in Canada!!!
gerald, 2010-02-26 12:35:35

Absolutely NOT!!!!!! Give me a break and grow up IOC. I wonder why the snowboarders events that feature Americans are always so early in the games? I know so the pot heads can party after their events without having to worry about drug testing. Remember Ross Batigulati (sp?) everyone.
Neil Batt, 2010-02-26 12:32:44

Oh yes How dare Joannie Rochette cry after her performance. Those tears may have damaged the ice for the other skaters.

SHAME


warren Smith, 2010-02-26 12:32:26

Just another reason to get rid of women's hockey from the Olympics.Thank god they are looking to get rid of it,because I don't know what it is,but hockey it's not!
Frank, 2010-02-26 12:31:29

Yes, but I am 40 so if I won at 20 my opinion would differ than it does now.
William Cudmore, 2010-02-26 12:29:10

These girls have something to celebrate! That's who we are, Canadians, and proud of it!! And if that is all you have to complain about then so be it!! My only regret is that I wasnt't there to enjoy one with them! Go Canada Go!!!
jenn wilkens a proud Canadian Woman, 2010-02-26 12:28:20

No apology required. Celebrating a hockey tournament victory with beer and champagne is done on rinks all over this country.
Trevor, 2010-02-26 12:26:53

Yes, they should apologize. Given the shaky base of womens hockey as an olympic sport, this is just one more nail in the coffin. Doubt we will see womens hockey in 2014
rw, 2010-02-26 12:26:30

Tell the IOC and the USA to F--- off. Way to go ladies, have a beer for me.
Len, 2010-02-26 12:26:05

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