September 28th, 2016

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Bergeron Passes to Marchand... Goal! Marchand Scores For Canada!

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Before going to Canada for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, our friend cat Prince Edward studied old recordings of legendary broadcaster Foster Hewitt.


He especially liked this:


“Henderson scored for Canada!”


When Marchand got a pass from Bergeron and scored against Team Europe in the Game 1 of the finals, Prince Edward did Foster Hewitt voice:


“Bergeron passes to Marchand… Goal! Marchand scores for Canada!”


What a copycat!





 


 

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Second Attempt For Slovakian Players To Win the Cup

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Team Europe that plays vs. Team Canada in the finals of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto is represented by players from 8 countries – Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.


Needless to say, it is the second time in the history of this tournament when Slovakian players are trying to win the Cup in the finals vs. Team Canada.


The first time was in 1976, when Slovakia was part of Czechoslovakia and they lost to Team Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup finals.


The feature photo presents one of the greatest goalies of this era in the world of hockey – Rogie Vachon of Canada and Slovakian Vladimir Dzurilla who exchanged the jerseys after the end of the last game.


Besides Dzurilla, the national team of Czechoslovakia in 1976 had such Slovakians as defenceman Vladimír Šándrík and two forwards, brothers Marián Štastný and Peter Štastný.


The roster of Team Europe 2016 has Jaroslav Halák (G), Zdeno Chára (D), Marián Hossa (RW), Tomáš Tatar (LW) and Marián Gáborík (RW).


It is the 2nd attempt of Slovakian players to win the Cup.


Will they do it this time?


 

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Now and Then (1972-2016): “Henderson has scored for Canada!"

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Actually, there is no now and then for “Henderson has scored for Canada!”


The goal scored by Paul Henderson in Game 8 of the 1972 Summit Series on September 28, 1972 stays in our memories and signifies one of the greatest moments in hockey history.


Happy 44th Anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series to all!