Summit series star, longtime blackhawks defenceman pat. Bobby hull, who is ruled ineligible after leaving nhl for the world hockey. See more ideas about summit series, canada and hockey. The series was played at a time when only amateurs were allowed to play in the olympic games. The rise and fall of derek boogaard full version the new york times duration.
Stapleton was on canadas summit series team in 1972 and is alleged to have claimed the puck from paul hendersons serieswinning goal over the soviet union in game 8. Dec 28, 2011 cold war on ice, produced by 51time emmy awardwinner ross greenburg, chronicles the historic 27day summit series in september of 1972 between a team of nhl allstars from canada and the soviet. The dependable defenceman represented canada again at the 1974 summit series, serving as team captain. Canadas opening night roster includes two players who arent part of the 1972 summit series against the soviet union. Mar 28, 2020 the summit series of 1972 is considered a defining moment in canadian history the entire soviet union shut down to watch the games in russia, liam explains. The soviet players, who had olympic experience, were amateurs by strict definition only. Team soviet union stats, scoring leaders and demographics breakdown at summit series in 1974. The reaction to canadas win in the summit series illustrates just how much the world has changed in the past 40 years. Rating is available when the video has been rented.
Apr 12, 2020 the dependable defenseman, small for the position at 5foot8, represented canada again at the 1974 summit series, serving as team captain of the world hockey association squad. Team soviet union stats, scoring leaders and demographics breakdown at summit series in 1972. Sep 29, 2012 before there was the 1980 olympic miracle on ice, there was the 1972 summit series that pitted canada vs. Most canadians expected the 1972 canadarussia series to be a onesided win for the nhl s best professionals. Hockey hall of fame team canada 1972 tribute summit summary.
Ussrcanada summit series 1972 game 1 part 1 youtube. Born july 4, 1940, stapleton began his nhl career with the boston bruins in 196162. Thats why the nhl stars who comprised the canadian team were stunned when they faced the soviet union for the first time. 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, but also in canadian history.
The super series were exhibition games between soviet teams and nhl teams that took place on each nhl opponents home ice in north america from 1976 to 1991. The 1972 summit series between the best from russia and the best from canada turned. Forty years ago, canada was wrapped in the emotions of what we now know as the summit series, a battle against the soviet union for hockey supremacy. The summit series was the first competition between fullstrength soviet and canadian national ice hockey teams, an eightgame series held in september 1972. Sep 02, 2012 for canadians, the series against the soviet union, which was the first time n. The summit series, or super series known at the time simply as the canadaussr series, was an eightgame series of ice hockey between the soviet union. Apr 10, 2020 pat stapleton, a longtime nhl defenseman who famously kept an air of mystery over whether he possessed the puck from the winning goal of the 1972 summit series, has died. The series were created after the popularity of the 1972 summit series between the soviet national team and team canadas nhl stars. Many believe this special series changed hockey forever. Ussrcanada summit series 1972 game 1 part 2 duration. Aug 31, 2012 hockey put canadas cold war perceptions on ice open this photo in gallery. Ussr, stats, lies and videotape, the untold story of hockeys series of the century bendell, richard j, patskou, paul, macaskill, robert on.
Canada booed off ice after game 4 summit series loss. Canada was represented by world hockey association players instead of the national hockey league players that played in the 1972 summit series. He ranks eighth on the blackhawks alltime list for points by a defenseman with 327. For many canadians, the eightgame series between team canada and the national team of the soviet union in 1972 provided the greatest. In september 1972, canadas best hockey players from the national hockey league nhl played the elite amateurs from the soviet union in a friendly series. For canadians, the series against the soviet union, which was the first time n. Canada won the series four games to three, with one tie. Goals by phil esposito and yvan cournoyer tied it and with 34 seconds to play, henderson, who played in the nhl.
The entire hockey world, such as it was available to them at that time in 1972, were watching and waiting for the results of the summit series, to hear how the canadian pros were. The first weekend of september 1972 was marked by the start of the greatest hockey series ever staged. Super series 76 was the first of the super series ice hockey exhibitions, which saw club teams from soviet championship league touring north america to play against teams from the national hockey league nhl. The games were played in late december 1975 through the early part of january 1976, in the middle of the regular schedules of the nhl and soviet league. By the final siren, the packed house at the forum sat in stunned disbelief after a 73 victory by the soviet union. There were 35 team members, the poster has short bios and statistics for each player. Sep 02, 2012 the canada soviet 1972 summit series was more than just eight games of historic hockey.
The soviets lost the 72 summit series in a very close race and won the 74 summit series vs. The first game of the summit series started as if it would be a cakewalk for canada. Unlike previous the summit series in 1972 and 1974 and canada cup 1976, the challenge cup was held in the mid season when both teams had no excuses for poor preseason conditioning. The 1979 challenge cup was a series of international ice hockey games between the soviet union national ice hockey team and a team of allstars from the national hockey league. Stapleton helped canada defeat the soviet union in the 1972 summit series, sporting a plus6 rating in seven games. The games were played on february 8, 10, and 11 at madison square garden in new york city. Apr 09, 2020 stapleton was on canadas summit series team in 1972 and is alleged to have claimed the puck from paul hendersons serieswinning goal over the soviet union in game 8. This article is about exhibition ice hockey games from 1976 to 1991. The super series of midseason exhibition games between soviet and nhl teams took place between 197576 and 199091. According to the nhl, team canada 74 wha wasnt as good as team canada 72 nhl. Canada was a dominant force, with players like bobby clarke, stan mikita and phil esposito, among many others. Initially signed by the chicago, stapleton was claimed by boston in the 1961 intraleague draft. In a way, it was the game between the soviet national team and the team of the world. Ussr, stats, lies and videotape, the untold story of hockeys series of the century.
Canadian fans were longing to see a series that would pit their best professionals against the best the soviets had to offer. Forty years have passed since canada and the soviet union met in a landmark eightgame series that changed. Its become known as the summit series, though four decades ago it was simply called the. The soviets entered the third period of the series final game in moscow leading 53. Apr 10, 2020 stapleton was on canadas summit series team in 1972 and is alleged to have claimed the puck from paul hendersons serieswinning goal over the soviet union. The format was the same as the 1972 summit series, with four games across canada. The 1972 summit series between national hockey teams from canada and the ussr was the first time that canadian professional hockey players faced the soviet unions national team. Though there were 3,000 canadian fans in moscow and national tv coverage. Bobby clarke, alexander ragulin, yevgeny poladjev, vladislav tretiak and an unknown official during game 2 of the summit series on 4 september 1972 at maple leaf gardens in toronto, ontario, canada. Our battles with the soviets began as a proxy for war, and became a paradigm for. Team canada was composed of the nhls greatest stars, and were expected to easily defeat their communist counterparts. Forty years ago sunday, the hockey world was fundamentally changed by the start of an eightgame series between national teams from canada, loaded with nhl players in their prime, and the soviet. Hockey canada1972 summit seriescanada vs ussr russianhl. Sep 22, 2012 the soviet news stories of the day suggested the summit series marked a moral victory for soviet hockey and offered cleareyed analysis of some of the tournaments violent moments, which.
Official nhl poster, published in 1972 for the summit series canada vs. There was no doubt in the minds of the 18,818 fans who packed the montreal forum on sept. Player birth country and age distributions, draft rounds of players in the 1972 tournament. Sep 02, 2012 the interactive transcript could not be loaded. The 1974 summit series was the second of two competitions between soviet and canadian professional ice hockey players. There were political ramifications involved as well. Superseriya sssr canada, known at the time simply as the canadaussr series, was an eightgame series of ice hockey between the soviet union and canada, held in september 1972.1279 747 31 544 1291 821 219 822 1122 1275 537 122 1592 560 488 690 692 1350 72 1426 86 917 1303 283 378 1020 116 509 1151 365 343 591 1315 662 1171 404 1105 811 143 1096 1174 145 694 883 288 1344 1334