Where were you when the Golden Goal was scored? As a Canadian Hockey Fan, you will probably always remember where you were when Canada played the USA in the gold-medal game at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. I wish I would have been there, in the building, or on the streets of Vancouver to witness the Golden Goal, but I was in the next best place in the world…in my basement surrounded by my family, and friends. I took several pictures of that day; of my parents, brother and sister-in-law, nephews, friends and their kids, and my own husband and three children. I smile at the images of the whole lot of us all decked out in red and white, waving our giant Hockey Canada flag. Though we were in our basement we knew that we had shared a moment with all of Canada. Those are memories that will last all of us a lifetime!
If you have been following posts on Hockey Mom in Canada at all, you know how enthusiastic I am about promoting Canadian businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists that have cool, Canadian products that promote hockey, celebrate hockey, or are useful for hockey families. That’s why I was thrilled when this next artist posted a photo of his work on our Hockey Mom in Canada Facebook page. His work captured the sentiment of that wonderful Gold Medal game, and the spirit that brought Canadians together in celebration throughout the winter Olympics.
Jeremy Bresciani is a hockey-playing graphite artist/entrepreneur/jack of all trades who just happens to have created one of the coolest Canadian pieces of art I’ve seen in a while. Like the rest of us, Jeremy watched the game that sealed Canada’s fate as the Olympic Gold Medalists in men’s ice hockey, a game that inspired Jeremy to create “The Golden Goal”. This unique graphite drawing captures both players and the fans in the moment when Sidney Crosby scored in overtime. As Jeremy explains, “I wanted to show that Canadian fans were a huge part of this team and its success!”
Take a look at larger pictures on Jeremy’s website; you will see that each of the 276 fans’ faces and expressions are unique and fully detailed to reflect their involvement in the game. Look closely, and you’ll see Jeremy, his father, and his brother seated in the crowd in the middle of the portrait, as Jeremy had watched the game with his family and wanted to include them in the work as well. Every other fan included in the drawing is a face that was in the building that day, and you may be able to spot Paul Henderson in the drawing, a fitting tribute to his part in the 1972 Summit Series victory.
For me, this drawing captures for eternity the spirit of Canada’s Olympic victory, and the spirit of the most wonderful winter games hosted by our own fantastic country. I have already ordered my copy. If you are interested in the artwork, check out Jeremy’s website and order a limited edition print, a perfect Christmas gift perhaps?
Or, you could be the one person randomly selected to receive a print of the “Golden Goal”. All you have to do is:
1) “Like” the Hockey Mom in Canada Facebook Page
2) “Like” Jeremy Bresciani’s Facebook Page
3) Sign up for the “Hockey Mom in Canada” newsletter (sign up on the left hand side of the Hockey Mom in Canada website – just enter your email address and click on “submit”).
I will be randomly selecting one name on Thanksgiving weekend to receive the print generously donated to Hockey Mom in Canada by Jeremy himself!
Be sure to check out more of Jeremy’s drawings on his website or Facebook page, because he does some incredible work. Be sure to pass this message and contest information on to your friends so they can see the artwork for themselves!
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