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Bars cleared to serve for Sunday's 5 a.m. hockey final

Liquor commission allows liquor service during for Canada-Sweden gold medal game

By: Viola Pruss

  |  Posted: Friday, Feb 21, 2014 04:30 pm

EARLY TO RISE – Licensed establishments in Alberta will be allowed to serve alcohol at 5 a.m. Sunday, when Canada meets Sweden for Olympic gold in men's hockey.
EARLY TO RISE – Licensed establishments in Alberta will be allowed to serve alcohol at 5 a.m. Sunday, when Canada meets Sweden for Olympic gold in men's hockey.
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Bars and restaurants can serve liquor starting at 5 a.m. on Sunday, when Canada and Sweden will compete for gold in men’s hockey.

All licensed establishments in Alberta are authorized to serve drinks at this time without having to make a special application, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission announced Friday.

Licensed premises are expected to offer the service in a socially-responsibly way to ensure the safety of patrons, stated a commission news release.

“We appreciate the outpouring of enthusiasm of Albertans who want to gather to watch the game on Sunday and will support licensees to serve liquor when the puck drops,” said Bill Robinson, commission president and CEO.

Team Canada earned the right to defend its Olympic gold in men’s hockey with a 1-0 win over the United States on Friday. The final against Sweden starts Sunday at 5 a.m. local time.


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