Hockey Night in Afghanistan
"I feel like a Canadian stereotype," said Lieutenant (Navy) Neil King, who was wearing a Canada jersey, holding a Canadian flag, and drinking a Tim Hortons coffee while sitting on a yellow utility truck that had a large Canadian flag hung off it.My good pal is over in Afghanistan, and he covered a different sort of hockey game on the weekend, this one won 16-2 by the Canadian troops over the Americans. As for the actual game back in Vancouver, they were watching and he said the soldiers weren't all that pleased...
"Just the atmosphere here. It's always good to see the Canadians take on the Americans," Lt. King said, before - in true Canadian fashion - politely tip-toeing through his prediction of a lopsided affair. "You know they've got a decent team, but not quite to the level of the Canadians. So, I'm expecting, you know, quite a few goals on our side."
I believe the quote was: "f--- this."
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