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

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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" fuel ...more
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Published June 28th 2012 by Lorimer (first published September 1st 2011)
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Rebecca Dobrinski
Jul 12, 2012 Rebecca Dobrinski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 the expe ...more
Mallory
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.

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