In the fourth game of their eight-match international series in Canada, the Soviet Union Ice Hockey team drew with Canada on Monday (23 September) leaving the series, so far, on level terms.
In the fourth game of their eight-match international series in Canada, the Soviet Union Ice Hockey team drew with Canada on Monday (23 September) leaving the series, so far, on level terms. The match, played in Vancouver, ended with a 5-5 draw.
So, the four games to be played in Canada ended with one game being won by each side. The other two were drawn. The remaining four games of the series will be played in the Soviet Union.
The match was watched by an audience of 15,772. The scorers for Canada were Bobby Hull, Frank Maho Lich, and Gordie, Howe. The Soviet scorers were Valeri Vasiyev, Boris Mikhailov, Alexander Yakushev, Alexander Maltsev, and Alexander Gusev.
SYNOPSIS: The national ice hockey teams of Canada and the Soviet Union met in Vancouver on Monday for the fourth game of their eight-match international series. The Soviets were the first to score, and -- the goals came thick and fast.
They met, each having one game with one game drawn after the previous three matches. The third game had ended in a humiliating eight-five defeat for the Canadians, and it had produced some hard feelings--certainly from the Canadians.
But this time the Canadians were out to dominate the ice with their red-topped wind-chsa ters.
For a time they had the Soviet team on the defensive. This goal made it four-two to the Canadians.
The match was being watched by a crowd of nearly sixteen thousand, and the home team were out to put up a good performance. After the previous match coach Billy Harris admitted the Soviet team was probably the best in the world. But he still insisted that his team could win the series.
The big test will come with the next four games. They will be played in the Soviet Union -- the first four matches were held in Canada. This goal was the equaliser for the Soviets. It made the match a tie at five all. Once again this is how the Soviets did it.
The scorers for the Soviets -- Vasiyev, Mikhailov, Yakushev, Maltsev, and Gusev. For Canada -- Maho Lich, Howe, and Bobby Hull three.