For the 40th anniversary of what was arguably the single-most important sporting event in Canadian history, a writer shepherded Canadians of all backgrounds—artists, athletes, politicians, and pundits—shared interviews, anecdotes, and memories of September 28, 1972. The Summit Series between Soviet Russian and Canadian hockey teams is as much ingrained in Canadian culture as it is Canadian sports history, but its impact is much broader than one nation alone. In this exploration of the eventful “Game 8,” the author recalls the epic struggle of the hockey players from both sides alongside myriad personal accounts. Fans of the sport from any puck-playing nation will appreciate the examination of the game that many think opened the door to North America for Russian and European hockey players.
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