Karen Caciagli Rocha planned to watch Canada’s Gold Medal hockey game the same way they did back on June 12th, 2009.
Karen’s older brother Mike Yeo is an assistant coach for Team Canada which was playing for Gold in the World Hockey Championships in Moscow this afternoon.
The set up was the same as it was close to seven years ago when they watched Mike win a Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“We set up a TV so we could watch outside just like we did when he won the cup, with my husband 3 kids and some neighbours,” said Karen from her North Bay home.
It was a 2-1 final in the deciding game in 2009 and a close 2-0 victory for Canada over Finland in the Gold Medal game today.
See the game story here: https://www.baytoday.ca/sports/golden-moment-for-north-bays-mike-yeo-and-team-canada-301772
The victory is extra special for the Yeo family, as they endured watching Mike get fired as the coach of the Minnesota Wild in February and then got the good news a few weeks later that Hockey Canada wanted him as one of their coaches for the National team.
“Looking back on everything that Mike has accomplished you can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride,” Mike’s younger sister said.
“We celebrate every moment alongside him. This year has probably been one of his hardest. To finish it off with a gold medal for Canada is just another reminder that he is doing exactly what he is meant to do and he's killing it!”