The 1972 Summit Series between the best from Russia and the best from Canada turned out to be one of the most significant events, not only in hockey history.
It was widely assumed that Canada's pros would make short work of the Soviet upstarts. Instead, the 1972 Summit Series morphed into an epic.
The Summit Series of September 1972: eight games that not only changed hockey but also became a defining national event. For Canadians.
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Pearson and I got booed. Plouffe: When Henderson scored, I bounced up again. I went and picked up the puck. But primarily he had been a radio man. They played much harder. And then Peter came flying over the top of me, and hopped the boards to grab Al from these militia guys. On the way across the ice, Alan raised his hand in an obscene gesture. Bata : I was very near the goal and saw the puck in it. We were young guys. I mean, it was the tying goal — it was a reflex. Plouffe : Some big guy comes. Zeldin : Just before our departure, we had a little briefing from the RCMP. Harry Sinden — coach.