2010 Canadian Olympic hockey gold: The agony & the ecstasy

2010 Canadian Olympic hockey gold: The agony & the ecstasy

WE’RE a couple of months down the track now from what was probably one of the most memorable moments and days of my life, along with every other Canadian both here in Vancouver, and around the country.

Crosby’s Golden Goal – that golden moment that sealed one of the greatest and most successful Canadian Olympic tilts of all-time and kicked off the party to end all parties, was a moment of ecstasy that, to this day, brings bumps to the surface of my skin.

But this exceptional Canadian Olympic hockey gold moment wasn’t all hugs, streamers and party poppers throughout that fateful Sunday afternoon in February. Oh no my friend.

The deafening thump of millions of Canadian hearts falling to the floor was like nothing I have ever heard…

Most of us have tried to forget the earlier moment of agony and despair that saw team USA tie the gold medal game up with only a mere 24 seconds to go in the final period. The deafening thump of millions of Canadian hearts falling to the floor was like nothing I have ever heard or experienced before, and believe you me, I felt just as sick as every other hockey fan around me crammed into the Vogue Theatre on Granville Street.

Illustrating both these moments of extreme stress and happiness, a mightily talented YouTube member, JLishere, has put in many, many hours in compiling two great videos that capture both of the aforementioned critical moments during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics gold medal hockey game.

You may remember I posted an entry containing some videos showing the Golden Goal reaction around Canada. Well… they ain’t got nothing on what you’re about to see below.

So, please pull up a comfy chair, and enjoy the following. If you don’t have goosebumps by the end of the second video… you’re not human!

The Agony

2010 Canadian Olympic hockey gold: The agony.

The Ecstasy

2010 Canadian Olympic hockey gold: The ecstasy.

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