Now clearly, ice hockey is an unassailable No. 1 in this country. And the men’s basketball team, despite having qualified for just one of the last six Olympic Games — Canada was seventh in 2000 — is on a figurative alley-oop with two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash as the general manager and a terrific cast of young NBAers in first-round draft picks Anthony Bennett, Kelly Olynyk, Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph.
Hockey rules this country from coast to coast. But there’s not a lot of men playing field hockey in Canada, which is too bad because it’s a fantastic sport. Team Canada take to the road to test how much people know about the sport.