Montreal bars prepare for early morning hockey final

As team Canada prepares for its biggest hockey game of the Olympic Games, Sports bars in Montreal are preparing for this year's biggest... morning.

Generally, few sports bar employees have a reason to be at work at 6 am.

But Irish embassy pub bartender Tim O'Melia says Canada's gold medal hockey game against Sweden is reason enough for his establishment to open nice and early.

"By 6:30, we'll be letting people in to grab some seats, and then we'll kill the time until 8 o'clock when we can start pouring pints."

Under current legislation, bars are allowed to start serving alcohol at 8 am

Ye Old Orchard pub West-Island supervisor Marie Geller says when the clock strikes eight, she expects Canadians to do their thing.

"We assume people will be drinking lots of beer in a nice canadian style."

O'Melia also expects people to start drinking early, and even designed a special shot for the occasion.

"We made this up in 2010, it's called the Canada Gold. It's basically just a shot of Goldschläger in a Jägerbomb and cranberry juice."

Puck drop between Canada and Sweden is at 7 am local time.

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  1. Joe posted on 02/23/2014 06:51 AM
    I wonder if people would get up that early to prepare to look for work
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