1972 Summit Series.
Team Canada - Team Sweden. September 17, 1972. Hovet
arena in Stockholm.
En route to their 4 games in Moscow, Canada stopped for 2
exhibition games in Stockholm, Sweden against a Swedish National
team. The idea was that Canada would play the two games in order to
get used to the bigger ice surface before facing the Soviets in
This is the second game, which included an outburst from both
teams, which resulted in Wayne Cashman getting his tongue cut open,
requiring nearly 50 stitches and forcing him to miss the rest of
the Summit Series, although he stayed with the team.
Team Canada was heavily criticized by the Swedes for its
"criminal"-style play during the two games. Even the Canadian
ambassador was critical of Team Canada's play. The games in Sweden,
however, helped bring Canada together as a team and focused them
for the final four games.
Team Canada roster:
Ken Dryden, Ed Johnston, Pat Stapleton, Jocelyn Guevremont,
Wayne Cashman, Phil Esposito, Jean-Paul Parise, Dale Tallon, Brad
Park, Rod Gilbert, Jean Ratelle, Vic Hadfield, Rod Seiling, Don
Awrey, Bill Goldsworthy, Stan Mikita, Dennis Hull, Yvan Cournoyer,
Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin
Team Sweden roster:
Curt Larsson, William Lofqvist, Lars-Erik Sjoberg, Karl-Johan
Sundqvist, Lars-Goran Nilsson, Ulf Sterner, Dick Yderstrom, Thommy
Abrahamsson, Stig Ostling, Anders Hedberg, Mats Ahlberg, Hans
Hansson, Bjorn Johansson, Borje Salming, Tord Lundstrom, Hakan
Wickberg, Inge Hammarstrom, Arne Carlsson, Mats Lindh, Bjorn
Great game for any hockey fan to enjoy.
There are no commentaries, just the
sounds of the game.
The quality is excellent for almost 40 years old