Team Canada wins gold, 10 reasons hockey belongs to Canada

As Canadians we are raised on hockey. Hockey is our national winter sport, and its importance to the identity of Canadians can be found throughout history. We scoured the internet to find 10 signs that hockey is Canada's game.

Gold medal at worlds proves hockey is still our game

Team Canada celebrates with the trophy after winning the gold medal match against Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on Sunday at the O2 Arena in Prague. (Kommersant via Getty Images)

Team Canada won gold today at the International Ice Hockey Federation Championship in a 6-1 blow out against fellow hockey super power Russia.

To celebrate we decided to give you 10 signs Canada owns Hockey!

1. We start them young.

2. We "play" hockey in a variety of ways.

3. We have the perfect climate for it.

4. We put our money on it. Actually...vice versa.

5. We are the only country that would notice this.

6. Our four legged friends are die hard fans.

7. We practice lifting the Stanley Cup over our heads in the off-season.

8. The NHL is full of us!

9. We are really good at it!

10. We are really, really confident that it belongs to us.

Why else do you think hockey is Canada's game? Let us know in the comments.


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