Give these kids a break
The Editor, Anyone who knows me knows how much I love watching the world juniors. I have done so since long before there were gold medal games, long before the weight of the country was put on these kids’ shoulders, long before someone decided to exploit these kids and take advantage of the opportunity to cash in on them and start selling tickets for $400 for the gold medal game.
I get up at 5 a.m. to watch the games live when they are played in Europe. (Coffee and Baileys are awesome!) Yup I am a fan. And I don’t think there are too many people who were more disappointed in the loss (against Finland) the other night than I was, well, except maybe the players and their families.
I cannot fathom the thought of blaming one single kid. Yes, they are kids. They play this game for nothing more then the shear passion and honour of representing our fantastic country and wearing the maple leaf. It is deplorable that people in this country feel that they have the right to cyber-bully anyone, let alone these kids who each and every one of them got on the ice and played their hearts out.
We will all get on with our lives and move on. These kids will remember that game for the rest of their lives. Give them a break and show them the support that they deserve from us as fellow Canadians.
Connie Hurtubise, Alexandria