The Summit in 1974


SUPER SERIES '76-77: Team USSR Clubs vs. WHA clubs

Indianapolis Star

January 2, 1977
Indianapolis, IN (AP)

Alexsandr Golikov assisted on the Soviet Union's first goal, then scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period Saturday night as the touring Russian national hockey team defeated the World Hockey Association's Indianapolis Racers, 5-2.

The victory was the third in four games during the Russians eight-game tour of WHA cities.

The Soviets jumped to a 2-0 lead on goals by Aleksandr Malstev and Valeri Kharlamov in a 57-second span early in the second period.

Indianapolis tied the game midway through that period when Hugh Harris and Ken Block scored within 54 seconds. But Golikov put the Soviets ahead to stay two minutes later, following a scramble in front of the Racers' net.

The Russians put the game out of reach in the third period with goals by Yuri Liapkin and Helmut Balderis.

Indianapolis had two power play opportunities in the final period, but could not score on goalie Aleksandr Sidelnikov.




The Summit in 1974