Oh Canada: Kids play hockey on closed BC highway during snowstorm

Nov 20 2017, 4:06 pm

Winter, snowstorms, and hockey.

When people think of Canada, there’s a good chance these three words come to mind.

But what happens when these three words are combined into a single scene?

Such was the case recently on the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt.

On Sunday, a vehicle incident on the highway resulted in a closure of the heavily used route.

This meant that many motorists who were returning from – or leaving the city – at the end of the weekend were stuck and had no choice but to wait out the storm – literally.

And while being stuck on a highway in the dark during a snowstorm can be frustrating and and unnerving for some, a group for good Canadian kids decided to make the best of the bad situation in the most Canadian way possible: An impromptu, improvised game of hockey.

The moment was captured on camera and posted to Twitter by pinandtonic.

Eventually, the highway was reopened.

And while we are just at the beginning of winter that is set to bring a lot more snow before the season’s end, it looks like these kids are prepared to weather whatever is in store for us this season.

Now those are good Canadian kids!

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