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Amazing Race Canada-Women's Hockey

Posted by Dave Springett on August 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

WINNIPEG-I don't usually watch "The Amazing Race Canada", but it was filmed in Winnipeg, so I thought I'll have a look.  The 2 girls from the Olympic Team have been quite good at all the tasks...well, except for hockey.....


From the Toronto Star:


To Puck It, teams had to go to the MTS Centre, home of the Winnipeg Jets, stickhandle the puck between four cones and score five goals in five different parts of the net, including the notorious “five hole” (the space between the goalie’s legs).


Well, duh, Natalie and Meaghan chose Puck It, as did Pierre and Michel, Mickey and Pete, and Sukhi and Jinder, even though Sukhi had never skated before.


Alain and Audrey were all set to Puck It until they realized that the Olympians hadn’t grabbed the Fast Forward that was also available in the clue envelope. The Fast Forward can help a team get ahead, but it can also leave them far behind if they don’t complete the task, so it’s a risk.


Alain and Audrey were willing to chance it and headed to The Cube, a building in the Exchange District, where they were directed to find seven vintage commercial signs on the sides of buildings in a six-block area that was full of them and fill in missing words from each sign on a piece of paper.


Back at the MTS Centre, the Olympians aced their first four goals but hadn’t yet scored the five hole. By then, Sukhi and Jinder had arrived (Sukhi could barely move in skates let alone score), then the twins and the dudes (Mickey and Pete, that is).


Michel scored the five hole on his first shot; Natalie missed it again on the 39th. “I suck at hockey,” she said as mascot Mick E. Moose clutched his head in disbelief. The brothers made all five goals in 11 shots; the ladies missed again on their 46th. “We were faster than two Olympic gold medallists,” crowed Michel.


They weren’t the only ones. Mickey and Pete got the five hole on shot 9. Finally, at 57 shots, Natalie hit the spot.


The only thing that would have made it worse would have been Sukhi and Jinder finishing before them. That didn’t happen, but the siblings needed just 39 shots to get five goals, still less than the Olympians. They took particular satisfaction in the task. “Our father’s dream was for us to be Canadian and, seriously, you can’t get any more Canadian than hockey,” Sukhi said.

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