chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Big Games Tomorrow


It’s going to be a BIG GAME tomorrow at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki.

Team USA plays vs Team Russia in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship semi-finals in Finland. In the other semis, Finland plays vs. Sweden, one of the  all-time hockey rivalries classics.

A few years ago, an old friend from Moscow asked me:

– When Russia plays USA whom are you rooting for?

I thought for a moment and said:

– What kind of question is it? Most definitely –  for the CCCP!

It’s a tricky answer, for those who didn’t get it. There is no more CCCP.

It’s in the past. It’s history.

I love Soviet hockey. I grew up watching it.

Hockey CCCP is childhood memories of a hockey historian.

It will be a BIG GAME tomorrow.

The best of luck to both teams and… Go USA!





Tags: boston, great rivalries, hockey, russia, usa, ussr

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