Imagine it’s 2050. People are talking about the 40th Anniversary of Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. It was a great hockey moment and a great Canadian moment. We’ll all remember where we were and the celebrations that ensued. No doubt, some will remember more than others. It’s estimated that 80% of the country watched a portion of that game. Incredible TV ratings!
One question I ask the younger generations about that moment is “would you share this memory with future generations?” They look at me kind of funny and generally respond, “why wouldn’t we?”
Today, as look back 40 years earlier to the ’72 Summit Series, many in this younger generation don’t know what it was like when Paul Henderson scored the goal of the Century! I’m sure the older generation would share their memories, it’s just that they have never really been asked! This is a great year for youngsters to ask their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles about their memories of that great hockey moment and great Canadian moment!