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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Should they apologize? ABSOLUTELY NOT! They were celebrating, along, in the venue where they were victorious. What sort of little terd would have any issue with this?
Kendall, 2010-02-26 11:55:45

Drinking beer is "coming out of the dark ages." How absolutely stupid we have become.
Joe, 2010-02-26 11:55:25

Big deal! Beer and cigars. Someone call the cops!

They are celebrating! If you have a problem with it, get a life.

"kicked off the team for setting a bad example"...

You should be kicked off the internet for lowering the intelegence level of this web site.


Kevin, 2010-02-26 11:55:07

They pop champagne on winning the stanley cup. What's the difference?.
herb, 2010-02-26 11:51:56

So what, the team wins a gold, and they celebrate together.

Nothing wrong with that.

There isn't even an accusation they got drunk or did anything dangerous.

One of them is "under age" for drinking, old enough to represent the country, vote, pay taxes, join the army, but not have a beer?

Please!!

Laying on the ice, having a beer after a job well done is just fine.

Almost any adult sports team I've seen will go out for a quick drink after a game. Why shouldn't the gold medal winners.
Matt, 2010-02-26 11:51:49

I think the story is the utter lack of sportsmanship displayed by many on the US woman's hockey team. When that apology comes, then we can worry about trivial little things like a spontaneous display of pride in Team Canada's accomplishment.
Mike, 2010-02-26 11:46:40

No apology is necessary. They were on the ice after the fans left. The media are to blame as usual.
Brian G. Davies, 2010-02-26 11:45:44

Isn't it ironic, the IOC is upset with Canadian Womens Hockey team for celebrating in an empty arena causing no damage, but I don't recall a similar outcry from these Officials when the US Mens team trashed a residence in Nagano. Could there be a double standard at work here.
george, 2010-02-26 11:45:12

I think the media should stay out. Who does not want to celebrate after winning a gold in hockey. Come on.

Leave the team be, dont ask for apologies. It was a celebration!

I fully do not think the players - or anyone - should apologize.

as for the girl who is 18. She won gold at age 18 in hockey!!! I think that deserves a nice cold brew or two.

I think the only reason this is a problem is because the media. EVERYTHING has to be abig deal right? Get those readers in?

Leave the team be, let them have beers. And, after you read this article, go have a brew yourself.
Kipper, 2010-02-26 11:42:59

Absolutely NOT!!
Dianne, 2010-02-26 11:42:31

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