Canadian hockey players regret post-game boozing

Women's Ice Hockey Gold

Canada’s women’s ice hockey team apologized Thursday for celebrating their Olympic gold by drinking champagne and beer and smoking cigars.

“The members of Team Canada apologize if their on-ice celebrations, after fans had left the building, have offended anyone,” Hockey Canada said in a statement. “The team regrets that its gold medal celebration may have caused the IOC or the Canadian Olympic Committee any embarrassment.”

After beating the United States 2-0 in the final, the players, still in their uniforms and with gold medals draped around their necks, came back to pose for pictures. But they also brought with them bottles of champagne, cans of beer and some cigars.

But seriously, was an apology necessary?