at The Summit in 1972
This column features
stories and unique views on the
Summit'72 and international hockey
submitted by our visitors.
Summit in 1972: As
an epic event in the history of
hockey, the '72 Summit Series inspired
various written accounts about these
games in 1972. To name only a few,
MacSkimming wrote an
excellent in-depth coverage of the
Ludwig published his
first class recollections from the
prospective of the fans that travelled
to Moscow in 1972. Team Canada's
Dryden and Harry
Sinden wrote their
own unique memoirs of the Summit.
Kevin Sylvester's book captures
attention by its originality and
unorthodox approach. It goes well
beyond hockey as a game. I would
call it a Canadian version of Orwell's
"1984". Except, it is
funnier and better illustrated.
The book is a must for collectors.
The following article features just
a few parts from the book.
Shadrin Has Scored
by Kevin Sylvester
Hewitt: And the Russians pick
up the rebound and head back down the ice... here
comes Shadrin with the puck, over to Maltsev. Shadrin
is up-ended and falls behind the net. Here's the
puck again... Shadrin right in front... they score!
Shadrin has scored for Russia! Shadrin!
Hewitt: And the first period ends with the score
7-5 for the Red Army. And now it's time for "Comrade's
Corner" with Don Chernov.
SOUND: "Comrade's Corner" theme
A low scoring game so far. Eh, Don? Only 7-5.
Dat's right. Good hockey, though. Now, I want to
talk about somethink that's been bugging me for
a while. Look here, watch this clip. Roll it, Igor.
You see that? Fedorov wants to fight Bure, but Bure
goes into a turtle. Good job. Fedorov gets the penalty,
Bure avoids an unsightly fight. That's how you play
Now I know you want to talk about this story in
Yes, this guy says we should allow more foreign
players into the league. Swedes and stuff. Hey,
why not! The more Swedes the better, as long as
they can score and don't play that plodding style
the Canadians used to play. Why, just the other
day I was watchmg a game with my dog, Red...