Firefighters find a way to watch the gold medal game

Snow, darkness and treacherous roads weren’t going to keep a determined firefighter from the south side of Cowichan Lake from joining their pals on the north side to watch the Olympic gold medal hockey game early Sunday morning.

Nick Sohye of the Mesachie Lake fire department, posted the tale to Facebook later in the day.

"A big thank you to the Youbou fire department for the invite to watch the game. I had a great time."

Anyone who’s been to the Youbou Regatta for breakfast knows what he’s talking about. The Youbou Fire Department contains some enthusiastic cooks, who just love to welcome people to their fire hall for a spread.

"What a Canadian breakfast: eggs benny, moose sausages, Canadian bacon with my Timmy’s coffee," Sohye said.

And that wasn’t all. What would a gold medal nailbiter be without a little extra excitement?

"A great game right up until the power went out with five minutes left but all went well when the generator kicked in and we watched the rest of the game. Again thanks for inviting me to the sunny side of the lake," the veteran firefighter told his north side friends.