Summit Series Essay

opinion Essay
845 words
845 words

If you ask any Canadian what they were doing on september 28 1972, there it a good chance they will say watching the Canadians and soviets battling it out for the title of the summit series. It was one of the largest rivalry games in Canadian history. Kids in school watched the games during class, People across the nation sat on the edge of their seats for the month of september and were thrilled when Canada pulled off the victory. All of the hype leading up to the event made people wonder if the summit series was the biggest event in Canadian sports history or even Canadian history in general.There is no doubt that the summit series was a huge milestone for Canada and brought the nation together for an exciting ride, even to this day we still see the effects of this great event, it sculpted the game of hockey that we know and love today.

Nowadays in sports especially in hockey we see a lot of athletes come from across seas to play on Canadian and american hockey teams. Some of these players are premier athletes and …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that the summit series was a huge milestone for canada and brought the nation together for an exciting ride.
  • Explains that hockey was a big deal in canada before the 1972 summit series, but the series brought it to another level. european hockey players saw that they could compete with the nhl players.
  • Opines that the 1972 summit series was the first time nhl players could take part in the olympics.
  • Explains that life leading up to the summit series was not as enjoyable as it could have been. there was a lot of hatred between the two nations at the time.
  • Analyzes how the summit series set the tone for the way that hockey is today, the compete level, love and popularity of the game. it brought the world together and brought hockey to a global scale.

Every Canadian had some kind of fear on what’s going on in the outside world. The cold war was well underway at the time of the series. There was a lot tension in the world, no one was sure what was going to happen, there was always a threat of attack or nuclear bombing. There was always scepticism of letting the soviet communists into Canada. There was a lot of hatred between the two nations at the time. Harold Ballard The owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the time did not want to let the soviets into his arena because he hated communists. Before the series the soviets were much more hated. During the series Canadians were shown that the soviets were not communist robots and that they were a lot alike. In a way citizens were relieved to see the two nations battle over something that doesn’t involve war, the soviets became a little more accepted in the Canadian

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