Too close for comfort

February 19, 2010

That was intense! I was not prepared for that much drama only two games into the tournament. As a volunteer I’m not supposed to cheer, but I couldn’t help myself when Sidney Crosby finally scored that shoot-out goal. It was about time!

Canada really needs to get their act together before they play the US on Sunday though, or they may find themselves playing in the qualification round. That said, Hiller was incredible and the main reason the Swiss were able to stay in the game. Canada had twice as many shots (46) and Hiller saved all but two. Had he been playing that well on Tuesday, they may have been able to beat the US.

Confession: I never thought of Crosby as being a good-looking guy, but every time he skated by today (I was positioned in the front row, rink-side!) I couldn’t help the small smile that creeped across my face.  I’m working Sunday’s game versus the US and crossing my fingers that I get a rink-side position again.

Heatley plays the puck while the sea of red cheers him on

Wednesday night I was invited to attend a Speed Skate Canada function with employees from my company’s Vancouver office. We were wined and dined at the UBC Boathouse which has been converted to the Speed Skate Canada House for the Games. We got to watch Marianne St-Gelais win the silver medal in the 500 metre short track race and talk to some up-and-coming Canadian speed skaters.

I’ve been here just over a week, and it’s been pretty insane. I’ve definitely been burning the candle at both ends – but for those of you who know me, that’s really nothing new. I’m pretty sure this trend will continue for the remaining two weeks of my trip.

My motto for the rest of the Olympics: I’ll sleep in March.

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2 Responses to “Too close for comfort”

  1. Jane Says:

    that’s my girl! xox!


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