Hockey game breaks out after massive pileup on Quebec highway

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A massive pileup on an icy highway northeast of Montreal yielded an impromptu game of puck on Sunday. (Twitter/Steverukavina)
A massive pileup on an icy highway northeast of Montreal yielded an impromptu game of puck on Sunday. (Twitter/Steverukavina)

Allow me to blow the dust off my cliche game for a second and remind you all that “With great adversity comes great opportunity,” or something like that. Close enough.

Anyway, a group of people involved in a massive pileup on Highway 40 near L’Assomption, Quebec  — about 45 kilometres northeast of Montreal — turned a pretty garbage situation into a much more pleasant one Sunday morning when an impromptu game of hockey broke out as travellers waited for emergency crews to re-open the road.

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Mathieu Daniel Wagner of Radio-Canada captured video evidence of this egregiously Canadian event:


Several people suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident, which caused the highway to be closed for several hours as between an estimated 40 and 50 cars were involved in the enormous collision.

No word yet on the ailments sustained during this intense game of puck, though. We’ll check and get back to you on that.

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