In actual news, inquiring minds will be pleased to note that the Canadian women’s hockey team knows how to properly celebrate an Olympic gold medal.

Canadian women’s hockey celebration with cigars and beer draws scrutiny from International Olympic Committee

Nearly an hour after the Canadians won their third consecutive Olympic gold medal with a 2-0 win over the Americans, the players came back out on the ice in the near-empty arena, smoking cigars and swigging champagne and beer. (Rebecca Johnston even tried to drive the zamboni.)

Star-Ledger photographer Andy Mills captured 18-year-old Marie-Philip Poulin, who scored both goals in the gold-medal game, drinking Molson Canadian beer. Poulin doesn’t turn 19 – the legal drinking age in British Columbia – until next month. The Canadian team trains in Alberta, where the legal drinking age is 18.

Congratulations to Canada.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock
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