Thursday, August 16, 2007

Great Moments in Canadian Sports History, Part One

Paul Henderson's goal in the dying moments of the 8th game of the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union gives Canada the game and the tournament.

I was allowed to stay home from school to watch the game (which was being broadcast from Moscow). After two periods Canada trailed the Soviets 5-3. My despair was so deep I felt sick to my stomach. Twenty minutes later I was on top of the world. I went outside my house and there were people dancing in the street! It's hard to describe to people who aren't Canadian and of a certain age (and hockey fans), but if you've seen scenes from Brazil or Italy when their teams win the World Cup, maybe you get some idea...

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