Synopsis by Nathan Southern
1976 went down in history as imminently memorable for hockey fans across North America and around the globe: the first all-star international hockey championship, wherein a broad array of countries - including Finland, Sweden, the United States, and Czechoslovakia - were invited to square off against the Canadian and Russian hockey teams. Thus marked the premier Canada Cup, an event that recurred in '81, '84, '87 and '91. Designed to commemorate the '76 cup, the home release Canada Cup 1976 incorporates a sixty-minute highlight film of the entire tournament, as well as six of seven full, uninterrupted games of Canada going head to head with its international rivals. Included are Canada's victories against the States, the USSR, and Sweden, Canada's initial loss against the Czechs, their astoundingly successful attempt to turn the tables on that loss, beating the Czech team 6-0 in the first game of the "best of three" series; and the second game of that series, which yielded a 5-4 victory against Czechoslovakia.
best-of, Canada, hockey, tournament