Fans watch on as Canada's men's hockey team takes on the United States in the Olympic semi-finals.
Photos courtesy of Alyssa Quirico
Published on February 21, 2014
Hockey fans fill the bar at Cowboys Dance Hall to watch the Olympic men's team play against the United States for a spot in Sunday's gold medal game.
The bar opened early for the game at 9:30, offering breakfast, beer and 12-foot screens to watch all the action.
Friends (left to right) Zohaib Hamilton, Madeleine Miller and Tim Miller sit on the edge of their seats as the Olympic men's hockey team fights to keep the lead of 1-0 in the third period.
Lloyd (left) and his son Kyron watch the game from the front row tables at Cowboys Dance Hall. Kyron drove from B.C. to see his dad and watch the Olympic games. "It's a close game. Definitely worth coming out to watch," said Lloyd.
The crowd at Cowboys Dance Hall watches the 12-foot big screens as the third period nears its end with Canada in the lead against the U.S. The big win is in sight but in hockey, it's still anybody's game.
With only ten seconds left in the game, everyone in the bar clenches their fists and begins counting down. 10...9...8...
...3...2...1... Canada wins the spot for the gold medal game. The entire bar erupts, with fans raising their arms, standing on their chairs, cheering with beers and shaking hands.
Chris Tutty can't hide his excitement when the buzzer sounds at the end of the third period, fist-pumping for joy and joining in singing Oh Canada as it plays from the game in Sochi.