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Translating for Team Canada

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.

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Team Canada's interpreter shares a few interesting stories from his involvement in the 1972 summit series.
Medium: Radio
Program: Metro Morning
Broadcast Date: April 7, 2006
Guest(s): Aggie Kukulowicz
Host: Andy Barrie
Duration: 5:30

Last updated: April 8, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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