Canada goalies Charline Labonte (32) and Kim St-Pierre (33) pose for a picture at center ice for Marie-Philip Poulin after Canada beat USA 2-0 to win the women's gold medal ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Goalies Charline Labonte (32) and Kim St-Pierre (33) at center ice after winning gold. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

By Mark Memmott

Oh, Canada!

After winning the women's gold last night in a 2-0 victory over Team USA, Team Canada celebrated like true hockey players -- with beer, cigars and champagne.

As NPR's Howard Berkes reports from Vancouver, the International Olympic Committee is not pleased because the celebration came while the players were still in uniform and on the ice (plus, at least one player is underage):

There's going to be an IOC investigation.

We wonder:


Canada's Jayna Hefford (16) and Gillian Apps (10). (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Canada's Jayna Hefford (16) and Gillian Apps (10). (Chris O'Meara/AP)

TV coverage of the Games is on NBC and its sister networks.

NPR's coverage, begins here.

There's also the nprolympics Twitter feed. You can see the updates as they come in right on our main page.

The Games end on Sunday.

Update at 9:18 a.m. ET. A bit more on the drinking age issue. The AP writes that:

Marie-Philip Poulin, who scored both goals, doesn't turn 19 until next month, when she'll be of legal drinking age in British Columbia. The drinking age in Alberta, where the Canadian team trains, is 18. Photos show Poulin on the ice, with a beer in her hand.

categories: Sports, Winter Olympics

7:45 - February 26, 2010