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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 James Lorimer & Company (first published September 27th 2011)
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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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