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.
— Sophia Jurksztowicz (@SophiaSNET) September 30, 2015
— Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) September 30, 2015
Thanks to the folks at Tim Horton’s for putting me in the line-up! Pretty good team we have there! pic.twitter.com/iHLaGgaQvr
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) September 30, 2015
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.
— Ron MacLean (@RonMacLeanCBC) September 30, 2015
Which is the bigger honour: Having a star on the Walk of Fame, or having your face on a donut?