Spend a virtual evening with Hockey Hall of Fame goalie and bestselling author Ken Dryden as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series with a discussion of his new book The Series: What I Remember, What It Felt Like, What It Feels Like Now (McClelland & Stewart) hosted by Greg Mackling of 680 CJOB. 7pm CDT (Winnipeg) // 6pm CST (Saskatoon)
SEPTEMBER 2, 1972, MONTREAL FORUM, GAME ONE: The best against the best for the first time. Canada, the country that had created the game; the Soviet Union, having taken it up only twenty-six years earlier. On the line: more than the players, more than the fans, more than Canadians and Russians knew.
So began an entirely improbable, near-month-long series of games that became more and more riveting, until, for the eighth, and final, and deciding game—on a weekday, during work and school hours all across the country—the nation stopped. Of Canada’s 22 million people, 16 million watched. Three thousand more were there, in Moscow, behind the Iron Curtain, singing—Da da, Ka-na-da, nyet, nyet, So-vi-yet!
It is a story long told, often told. But never like this.