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Putin will meet with hockey players from the super series USSR – Canada 1972

SOCHI, September 13. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Wednesday with members of the hockey super series USSR – Canada 1972. This was reported to journalists the press – Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

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“At the end of the day the President is scheduled to chat with the participants of the summit series USSR – Canada, he said. According to him, it will be attended by athletes from Russia and the Canadians who participated in those games.

The President and players visit children’s educational center “Sirius”, where do young athletes. They look for the match of youth teams as well as communicate with our pupils.

The super series USSR – Canada was held from 2 to September 28, 1972, Four games took place in different canadian cities, four in the Moscow Palace of sports “Luzhniki” . After seven matches, one of which ended in a draw, each team had three wins. The last match of the series on 28 September ended with the score 6:5 in favor of the Canadians. This result allowed team Canada to win a total victory in the super Series 1972

Under the leadership of head coach Vsevolod Bobrov in the USSR team in the 1972 summit series on the ice out of 27 players. Among them goalkeeper Vladislav Tretiak, the defenders Viktor Kuzkin, Alexander Ragulin, Gennady Tsygankov and etc., forwards Valery Kharlamov, Vladimir Petrov, Boris Mikhailov, Alexander Yakushev, Alexander Maltsev, Vladimir Shadrin, Yevgeny Zimin, etc. Team Canada (head coach – Harry Sinden) was represented by 28 players, including goalies Tony Esposito and Ken Dryden, the defenders brad Park, Serge savard, guy Lapointe etc., forwards Phil Esposito, Paul Henderson, Bobby Clarke, Yvan Cournoyer, etc.

The most successful participants of the summit Series of 1972 were Alexander Yakushev, Phil Esposito and Paul Henderson, who scored seven goals.

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