Local business shuts down to watch Canada trump U.S. in hockey

By Alex Soloducha
February 21, 2014 - 5:26pm Updated: February 22, 2014 - 8:22am

The staff at Cervus Equipment decided to take a step back from work Friday to watch the latest Canada vs USA hockey match.

At 11 a.m. Canada took on team USA in men’s ice hockey at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. This game would determine who would be playing for the gold medal on Sunday.

Almost 30 people from the farm equipment business, located just out of Prince Albert on Highway 2 south, stopped to watch the game. Everyone was on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer.

In the end, team Canada was victorious with a score of 1-0. The room exploded with cheers.

Manager Brad Miller made the call to let his employees enjoy the event. “The guys wanted to watch the game and when we found out it was going to be during the day we said well let’s watch the game and spend some time together,” said Miller. “This is probably going to be the best game of the tournament anyway. That’s why we decided to watch this one.”

Kyle Wagner is a mechanic at Cervus. He’s looking forward to watching the Gold Medal game on Sunday.

“My boss is an awesome boss,” he said with a laugh. “We all enjoyed it because we couldn’t watch it at home.”

“It was great. I really wanted to watch the game and would really hate to miss it. I’m a big hockey fan … it’s a patriotic thing. You have to watch the game. You have to support your country,” added Diane Pankhurst, the service writer.

Pankhurst said she will definitely be tuning in at 6 a.m. on Sunday to watch the gold medal game, even if she’s still in bed.

She, along with the rest of the country, will be hoping for a gold medal for Canada, just like at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

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