Summit Series '72: Eight Games That Put Canada on Top of World Hockey

Richard Brignall


Summit Series '72: Eight Games That Put Canada on Top of World Hockey

Summit Series '72: Eight Games That Put Canada on Top of World Hockey

  • Title: Summit Series '72: Eight Games That Put Canada on Top of World Hockey
  • Author: Richard Brignall
  • ISBN: 9781552778845
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Hardcover



It wasn t until Canadian teams started losing in international tournaments in the mid 1950s that an epic hockey rivalry between Canada and the Soviet Union began Canadians believed hockey was their game So Canadians were in for a rude awakening when they lost Game One of the 1972 Summit Series to the Soviets The eight game tournament quickly became a war on ice fuelIt wasn t until Canadian teams started losing in international tournaments in the mid 1950s that an epic hockey rivalry between Canada and the Soviet Union began Canadians believed hockey was their game So Canadians were in for a rude awakening when they lost Game One of the 1972 Summit Series to the Soviets The eight game tournament quickly became a war on ice fuelled by competing Cold War ideologies Hockey fans will enjoy reading about small town teams that represented Canada in international tournaments before there was a Team Canada Father David Bauer and the first National Hockey Team the birth of Hockey Canada Canada and the Cold War Canadian style of play in hockey versus the Russian style of play and Bobby Clarke s dirty slash on Kharlamov.


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Like the title teases, eight games returned Canada to world hockey dominance in the 1970s. The arrival of the Soviet Union to world hockey competition was a wakeup call to the Canadians. Until the World Championships in 1954, Canadians took for granted that their country would always dominate hockey – it always had. When the Soviets beat the East York Lyndhurst team that represented Canada that year, it was considered a “catastrophe for Canadian hockey.” (24) Summit Series ’72 recounted [...]

Conically the events that lead to the famous Summit Series of 1972, the reader is presented with a very interested history of Canadian professional hockey. It was really interesting to read about the lack of interest in Canada’s performance in international hockey since it was just assumed it would be an easy win. The Soviet Union was always looking for a reason to instill national pride and so they set out to prove they were contenders in international hockey. I loved the Canadian content of [...]


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