September 29, 2012
Where Was Paul Henderson When Sidney Crosby Scored In 2010?
Since everyone of a certain vintage knows exactly where they were the moment Paul Henderson scored his famous goal, we wondered where Henderson was when Sidney Crosby scored his Golden Goal. It turns out Henderson was also in British Columbia that day, but he missed the goal!
“You’re going to love this one,” said Henderson. “My wife and I were out in Victoria doing a marriage conference. Obviously, we booked this long before we thought about the Olympics being on. We were speaking, and I missed the first period. As soon as we were done speaking I ran into the (hotel) lounge and watched the second and third period. I was looking at my watch thinking this is terrific, the game is going to be over. Then the U.S. scored to tie it up and I had to leave right then ... my wife had another session.
“We had about 120 couples, so I said to them if anyone has this on iPod or a radio or something like that, if Canada scores please jump up and tell us. So, about 15 minutes into the talk, this girl jumps up and yells: ‘Crosby just scored!’ Well, of course, we just went nuts in the room. And I’d never done it before, but I said: ‘Folks, we’ve got to sing O Canada.’ And I led, for the first time in my life, the singing of O Canada. And 120 couples sang O Canada with just reckless abandon. It was fabulous. Several came up to me after and said: ‘We will never forget this moment.’”
- The Montreal Gazette