Crowd cheers from Stephen Avenue as Canadian women take gold
Sean Bowie (right) says he lost hope in the women's hockey team in the third period and was surprised and excited to hear on his way to work that they were still playing. "The whole train just cheered. It's amazing, I'm so proud," he said.
"It was a great game but a little hard to take in the third period," says Bruce Clark who stopped to take in the end of the game on Flames Central's outdoor TVs. "If the boys can do the same thing tomorrow, that's great," he adds. Even though he'll be in a seminar all day Friday, Clark says he'll be taking a "coffee break."
The crowd lines up in front of big screen TVs outside Flames Central. People jump for joy as Team Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin scores the gold medal goal at 8:10 in overtime.
Shoppers, diners and fans watching from inside nearby pubs and restaurants on Stephen Avenue can't help but stop in front of Flames Central to take in the historic gold medal moments for the Olympic women's hockey team after an intense game against the U.S.
As the Canadian national anthem begins to play from Sochi, passersby stop to watch and sing Oh Canada.
Leon Delber and his son Alfons, 19 months, are outside on Stephen Avenue Walk for most of the women's hockey game, cheering on the team as they play against the U.S.
Michelle Kukurudza is filled with pride for her country watching the women play hard during the intense gold medal hockey game. "Canada's done so good...we've been winning lots... it's good for Canada." She says she'll be finding another place to watch the men's gold medal game on Sunday if they win against the U.S. on Friday.