Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal
Nature tested humanity’s resilience throughout 2010, from the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which crippled air travel over Europe with a cloud of ash. But in February, Canadian resolve took hold at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. After freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau won Canada’s first Olympic gold on home soil and the Canadian women’s hockey team bested the Americans to win gold, the Canadian men’s hockey team broke a 2-2 overtime tie against Team USA in the championship game with a side-of-the-net snap from Sidney Crosby – an epic goal that secured Canada’s record-setting haul of 14 gold medals. Most importantly, however, is that in a year of natural disasters and daring escapes it served as the sort of indisputably joyous moment we desperately needed.