|Posted 01-06-2008 at 04:00 AM by Amanda
This trip has been AWESOME! so much stuff has gone on. Went to Dresden, Germany one day.. everyone expected to see the town totally ruined but it looked like it had never been bombed.
The Canada USA game the crowd was sooo loud at the arena, in our section we had some of the parents of the American players I was surprised not to see them more supportive they just sat there and clapped randomly.
The gold medal game was absolutly amazing it is so much better seeing it live. When Brad Marchand brough the cup into the crowd(our tour was on the opposite side) we all screamed NO WAY! We wanted it on our side but we had maybe 40 people so it wasn't nearly as big as desinty tours crowd. So three of us went down near the glass just incase a player decided to bring it to us... but it never happened. Drew Doughty did come up to the glass though with a flag the three of us were trying to wave him in but he didn't haha just waved, acknoledged us and skated away.
On our bus ride back to Prague some Canadians brought a suitcase full of beer so we had a mini party on the bus then after the first beer everyone passed out. We already had 2 drunk group members since the bronze medal game. One even passed out and missed the first period of the Canadian game.
Today a few of the players parents are joining us at our hotel today. EVERYONE is hoping maybe a player or 2 will show up but we know the odds are low.
This trip has been amazing soo worth the $3000. In may I hope to go on another tour for the World Championships, Hockey Canada is doing another tour in Quebec City and Halifax.
And Panoo I will definitly show you some pictures. My battery died after the team piled onto each other so I didn't get any medal pictures but some people from the tour are going to send me some of their pictures!