‘Golden puck’ finally where it belongs
We can all rest easy now; the “Golden Puck” is now where it belongs at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
The puck, shot and scored with by Sidney Crosby in overtime of the gold medal winning game -- you remember that game? -- had basically been forgotten about in the hours and days immediately following the victory by Canada, until it was found in the pocket of one of the linesman working that game. From Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail:
Stefan Fonselius, one of two linesmen who worked the Olympic final between Canada and the United States, said he retrieved the golden puck from the net of U.S. goaltender Ryan Miller seconds after Canada’s epic triumph, and remained on the ice with his fellow officials for the chaotic victory celebration and the elaborate medal ceremony
“Nobody remembered it, not even me,” he said when reached at his Turku home yesterday. “You know how Canada gets when they win.”
“It was in my bag,” he said. “It was in my pocket, and it was still there when I came home.”
Still, good to know it’s right where it belongs.