Golden Goal

Welcome to the Vancouver Lexicon. Its purpose is to pin down the patois of the City of Vancouver by recording its toponyms, nicknames, slang terms, personalities, places, and other Van-centric things. Full A-Z here.

Golden Goal | sports | The sudden death overtime goal – scored by Sidney Crosby on American goalie Ryan Miller on February 28th, 2010 – that won Canada the Men’s Ice Hockey gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. The term was coined in the heat of the moment by play-by-play sportscaster Chris Cuthbert, who exclaimed: “Crosby scores! Sidney Crosby! The golden goal!” Inarguably one of the greatest sports moments in Canadian history.

Usage: “I was at my parents’ house with my face full of seven-layer dip when Sid the Kid scored the Golden Goal…”

There are 0 comments

No, Today Is Not the Most Depressing Day of the Year (Unless You Want It To Be)

"I'm ditching work as I don't think I'll be able to get out of bed this morning on account of it being Blue Monday..."

This Harrowing Bowen Island Ferry Ride Has Become Legend in Local Lore

"I wasn't actually on the 2:20 but my poor sister was and by Jove she hasn't set foot on the mainland since..."

A Machine With a Racist Name Revolutionized BC's Salmon Industry

"I don't feel the least bit comfortable writing the words 'Iron Chink', let alone saying them, but they shouldn't be forgotten."

The Big Red Airplane That Occasionally Buzzes the City of Vancouver

Technically a De Havilland Dash 8, this striking aircraft travels our coastline six days a week on pollution detection patrol.