Hockey during school

Growing up in Vancouver, I was almost 12 when the series happened. We watched the first four games at home and felt hard done by, when the Soviets got ahead of us after game 4. For the weekday Russian games, my high school, Vancouver Technical HS, put TV’s in the assembly hall (Vancouver Tech was large and had a separate auditorium with seats) and actually allowed some of us to watch. So I didn’t miss any of the 8 games. I can’t remember if the CBC (Arte Johnson advertising the boy-eating-bear doll and the Bay blanket) rebroadcast the games at night for us. But I certainly saw them all, including Henderson’s goals in the final game.

As Tom Wolfe said in ‘The Right Stuff’ – we were doing mano-a-mano fighting with the enemy in this series. Amazing to behold.

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