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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Team Canada continuation

The 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge now tied at a game apiece and moving to Halifax for games on Monday and Tuesday.

And now the next installment of 72 Team Canada  card set.

Victor Kuzkin

Kuzkin won three gold medals in hockey at the Winter Olympics, winning them from 1964 to 1972.
He died in 2008 after suffering a heart attack while diving in Sochi, Russia, site of the next Winter Olympics.

Vladimir Lutchenko
He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970.


Boris Mikhailov
Mikhailov played right wing on the top Soviet line of the 1970s, along with left winger Valeri Kharlamov and center Vladimir Petrov. Mikhailov was one of the very few to receive the finest order of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin


Grace under Pressure

During the ceremony before game 5 in Moscow, Phil Esposito falls on the ice,(slipping on a flower petal) breaking a lot of the pre-game tension

Afraid to lose
Fear wins out.
Ready to win
Soviets win and their confidence is high.
Vladimir Vikulov
He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1967.
#48 Red Berenson The Red Baron   Altogether, in 17 NHL seasons, Berenson recorded 261 goals and 397 assists in 987 games. Let the games continue.

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