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Canada-Soviet series: Delegates bump Canadians from Moscow hotels

People took the day off work on Sept. 28, 1972 to watch Canada play the Soviet Union. In the game's last seconds, their hero Paul Henderson scored an epoch-making goal. But the hockey series was more than just that final game. The fast and skilled Soviets surprisingly showed up Team Canada in eight gruelling games that changed Canadian hockey forever. It became faster, better. And the drama began in game one when Team Canada skated onto the ice self-admiring and mighty, only to be knocked down hard, 7-3, by the Soviet Union.

Max Ferguson satirizes the plight of Canadians bumped from their hotel rooms by the sudden arrival of delegates arriving for a hastily called meeting in Moscow.


Medium: Radio
Program: The Max Ferguson Show
Broadcast Date: Sept. 20, 1972
Host: Max Ferguson
Duration: 4:40

Last updated: February 14, 2014

Page consulted on February 14, 2014

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