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Tonight every television in the country will be set to the Canada vs USA gold medal men's hockey game.
This is the game that Canadians and Americans live for. The old rivalry between two neighbour nations. Two teams full of NHL All-Stars, the majority of which play side-by-side for their respective teams during the year, but once every 4 years the Olympics rolls around and the men must divide and conquer while draped in their nations colours.
There is no single sport closer to the heart of Canadians than hockey. We live it and we breathe it. We are the birth nation of the sport. It is ours... and only ours.
Sharing a boarder with one of the most self-righteous and self-proclaiming nations on the planet is not easy, which makes CAN/USA hockey games so important to the Canadian identity. We lose our great singers, actors and biggest brains to the US daily. We allow Hollywood to champion north and film their blockbuster hits in our nation while calling it "America". We let them have our game of basketball, we've shared our precious beers, we even allow their 18 & 19 year old teenagers across the boarder to drink alcohol legally, premature of their 21st birthday.
There is only one thing that we refuse to share with our American brothers and sisters. And that my friends, is HOCKEY.
It is ALL WE HAVE LEFT. It is the only thing they have yet to take from us, and we'll be damned if we see them take it from us in our OWN COUNTRY.
WE. OWN. HOCKEY.
With Glowing Hearts,
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