Calgarians watch as Canada wins gold in Olympic men’s hockey
Alan Connor, Lindsay Reynolds and Jon Storry are all decked out in red for the big game on Sunday. Reynolds, a server at Jamesons, said reservation requests came pouring in as soon as the gold medal teams were announced.
Jamesons server Chloe Pavelka and bartender Brian Mackay are very busy – very early. They serve up drinks to a packed house at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Hockey fans (left to right) Kory Wendling, Michelle Pettersen, Chuck Perera, James Willet and Kyle McKee watch intensely as Canada was up 1-0 in the beginning of the first period.
It may not have been as intense as the infamous "golden goal" but Team Canada captain Sydney Crosby scores in the second period. The crowd at Jamesons goes crazy for "Sid the Kid" early Sunday morning.
(left) Jamesons bartender Glenn Smith reaches for a bottle of liquor as he serves a packed bar on Feb.23 at 6:30 a.m. – not a typical sight in Calgary. AGLC allowed bars to open at 4 a.m. for the game and serve alcohol starting at 5 a.m.
(middle) Mike Laframboise and Ashley Rohde sit in Jamesons Brentwood location and begin to watch the first period of the gold medal game between Canada and Sweden.
(right) A Canadian hockey fan takes photos of the loud crowd at Jameson's early Friday morning. Moments later Chris Kunitz would go on to score the third and final goal of the game for Canada.
Gabriel Kan can't contain his excitement as Kunitz scores in the final period for team Canada.
Kan and his friends continue to celebrate as the game winds to a close chanting "Go Canada go." The rest of the bar follows and joins in the chant as they realize Canada has won gold.
Jamesons in Brentwood erupts into the Canadian national anthem as the crowd jumps from their seats. Canada won the gold medal in men's ice hockey for the second Olympic games in a row.
Sparkling wine begins to flow as the final horn sounds to mark the end of the gold medal game. Canada won with a score of 3 – 0 over the Swedes.
The Canadian men's Olympic hockey team scores its first goal against Sweden in the first period. Bryan Stack (left) and Scott Stack (right) cheer on the team at the Bull and Finch in Douglas Glen over early morning beer. As for the 5 a.m. puck drop, "It's getting easier. It feels like at least 6:30," Bryan Stack jokes.
The crowd's eyes widen and mouths drop as team captain Sidney Crosby skates toward the opposing net with only minutes left in the second period. Canada is up 1-0.
Score! Sidney Crosby gets the second goal for the men's team, leading 2-0 against the Swedes. Jordan Goddard (left) and Lee Spares (right) high-five. Their table of eight chants for the team, banging on the table and getting the crowd going through all three periods.
Patrick Bernat (left) and Nick Crimi (right) clap for the final goal in the third period. They say they unfortunately won't have time for any snoozing after an early start to the day, but instead will be working and catching up on homework.
With only 10 seconds left in the game and the sun just beginning to rise outside, the entire bar starts counting down. The buzzer sounds and Canada wins in an intense 3-0 shutout against Sweden. Everyone jumps from their seats with pride and excitement.
(From left to right) Colin Popp, Chad Popp and Sabrina Dailey revel in the second gold medal for Canadian Olympic hockey. When asked how they feel about the win, there have no words; just hoots and hollers.