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2002 OLYMPICS - CANADA WINS GOLD
USA   VS   CANADA

Canadian Women's Team

Canadian Women's Team Celebrates

Canadian Men's Team Celebrates

Canadian Men's Team Celebrates

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GOLDEN CANADA

It was a 5-2 loss that started the bleeding
A loss to Mats and his country of Sweden
Next up, it's easy - but just a 3-2 win
By a bunch of young fellas from united Berlin

They can't hit the net, they can't even pass it
There's not chance in the world they're gonna beat Hasek
It's the bloody big ice, it's a number of things
They don't want it as much, they got their cup rings

But a 3-3 tie, with a late goal you would like
Scored by none other than Joe Nieuwendyk
The one that they thought was too slow and too old
Has not given up the quest for hockey gold.

Then things started changing, all for the best
They beat Selanne and Finland, lets take on the rest.
Then Sweden was next, they'd better get loose
But the Swedes were beaten by who... Belarus!

And then the ladies from out of the blue
Against the favored Americans, knew what to do
The Yanks threw our flag on the floor they were told
So they captured our hearts and captured the gold

Then suddenly the Great one, our hero of youth
Told the hockey world the absolute truth
He said they don't like us, they want us to lose
We need to get meaner and inflict the odd bruise

So a North American Final was set; Canada vs the States
This time they were ready, they laced up their skates
This game was about skill, speed, and the odd chance
It would not be decided by a dumb judge from France

The yanks scored first, we sucked in our chest
But our boys came out and they played their best
Sakic, Lindros, Iginla, Lemeiux
And Gold is ours... Canada 5, Yanks 2

Despite the bad press and media opinions
We danced in the street like crazed Palestinians
From Victoria to St. John's we screamed and we shouted
Like Don Cherry predicted, the Yanks... they were routed

When we play hockey there is no English or French
There is no division among us; it's just the guys on the bench
They played the game for our Country, they played it true
And on behalf of the Country, I say thank you.

For this game is now ours, there is no longer a debate
About the lack of finesse or the way that we skate
This nation of Canada has gotta' lot of class
But if you wanna' play hockey... we'll kick your ass!

~ John Riche ~

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Canadian Women's Team

Canadian Women's Team Photo

Canadian Men's Team

Canadian Men's Team Photo

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