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


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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If it was the guys celebrating would there be as much of a stink ?? Poulin probably wasn't thinking about her age after all in Quebec she is of legal age..I agree with Patf..the girls owe no one an apology but the spotlight seeking reporter owes the girls an apology..
karen, 2010-02-26 17:07:13

another disgraceful display...if this was a real sport it would probably be a big deal...but women's hockey? like anyone cares at all
dave, 2010-02-26 17:05:40

Congradulations to our women's hockey team and I would think there would be something wrong with them if they did not celebrate such a monumental win. Shame on the Canadian press for trying to build a mountain out of a mole hill.
Juris, 2010-02-26 17:03:54

I am embrassed! Hockey Canada could not afford Dom Perignon and Cohibas?

The girls raised a little hell...the girls kicked ass...the girls deserve a go girls (please pass our congrats to the team; we are proud)
Gaetan from Grand Falls N.B., 2010-02-26 17:01:20

Hell no!

It takes a man to appologize!
mike, 2010-02-26 16:53:49

What a load of crap! Apologize!!!!!!!!

What for? After years of drilling to do it and they did so why ever not go and party.

Some slimy creep from AP should get a life.
John, 2010-02-26 16:52:39

Aw Come on ... They just won a Gold medal against their arch rivals... on HOME Soil, Shouldn't journalists get a life. As for the IOC suck it up... Way to go girls LOVE YOU are true CANADIANS.. Don't apologizes to anyone. xxxoooxxx
Gordon Wadleigh, 2010-02-26 16:50:09

Apologize??....Hell no. With all the bashing the Canadian media has done on our athletes, they need a release from the pressure. Yay girls :)
Dale, 2010-02-26 16:43:25

NO the Canadian team should not have to apologize to any one or anybody, these girls have the right to celebrate and end of story. By the way did they had out SOOTHERS to the American Women LOL NOW that was a discrace.
Frank, 2010-02-26 16:43:24

Hell no they shouldn't apologize.. there #1 if this was the U.S everyone would be glorifying them and saying they were just celebrating... The media has no big scandals so they're trying to create one... get a life ..losers
bubba, 2010-02-26 16:41:46

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