By Leslie Bieber Victoria, British Columbia
During the ’72 Summit Series I was on a Canadian Destroyer that was on a 5 month deployment in the Southern Pacific. I’m a Toronto Maple Leaf fan and there about 250 Canadian soldiers on the ship that were from all over Canada. After Game 8 concluded, the ship received a radio transmission that came across the teletype machine.
The message was relayed to the company by the commander through the public address system and a collective roar went through the entire ship. It was later published in our daily newspaper and we were all smiling from ear to ear.