Very Canadian: Tim Horton’s hockey card donuts

Tim Horton's special NHL card donuts, featuring John Shannon. (John Shannon/Twitter)

The list of easily identifiable Canadian stereotypes is pretty easy to figure out. Flannel shirts, maple syrup, ice hockey, and Tim Horton’s.

Named after a former NHL player, the Tim Horton’s coffee franchise and the hockey world often walk hand-in-hand. Earlier this month, star players Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon spent the day working a drive-through, and on Wednesday the release of a new line of collectible hockey cards led to some special NHL donuts finding their way onto the desks of hockey media.

Coach’s Corner and Hometown Hockey host Ron MacLean, fresh off being named to Canada’s Walk of Fame on Tuesday, was also gifted a free donut. Befitting the one-of-a-kind host, the treat featured his own face smiling back at him.

Which is the bigger honour: Having a star on the Walk of Fame, or having your face on a donut?