• Short Summary

    RUSSIA SCORED A 4-2 VICTORY OVER CANADA IN A TENSION-PACKED FINAL MATCH AT STOCKHOLM LAST (SUNDAY) AND SECURED THE WORLD ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP BY A SINGLE GOAL'S DIFFERENCE OVER DEFENDING CHAMPION SWEDEN.

  • Description

    RUSSIA SCORED A 4-2 VICTORY OVER CANADA IN A TENSION-PACKED FINAL MATCH AT STOCKHOLM LAST (SUNDAY) AND SECURED THE WORLD ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP BY A SINGLE GOAL'S DIFFERENCE OVER DEFENDING CHAMPION SWEDEN.

    THE SOVIET TEAM, TWO POINTS BEHIND SWEDEN, NEEDED TO BEAT THE CANADIANS BY A TWO-GOAL MARGIN TO EQUAL THE SWEDISH POINTS TALLY AND TAKE THE TITLE ON GOAL DIFFERENCE. RUSSIA SUCCEEDED IN DOING THIS DESPITE A LATE RALLY BY THE CANADIANS WHICH BROUGHT THEM TWO GOALS IN THE LAST MINUTE.

    CANADA, EXCEPT FOR LATE IN THE GAME, NEVER MATCHED THE FASTER SKATING AND SUPERIOR PASSING OF THE RUSSIANS. ALMETOV SENT RUSSIA AHEAD IN THE SECOND MINUTE OF THE GAME AND GOALS FROM IVANOV AND VOLKOV MADE IT 3-0 FOR THE SOVIET TEAM AT THE END OF THE FIRST PERIOD.

    STARSCHINOV MADE IT 4-0 IN THE SECOND PERIOD - AND NOW EVEN THE CAPACITY CROWD OF 16,000, WHO HAD BEEN SHOUTING FOR CANADA, BECAME ALMOST SILENT.

    BUT THE CROWD ROARED AGAIN IN THE LAST MINUTE WHEN FLETCHER SCORED FOR THE CANADIANS AND MCLEOD SENT IN ANOTHER WITH ONLY FOUR SECONDS TO GO. BUT THE CANADIAN RALLY WAS TOO LATE AND RUSSIA HELD ON TO WIN BOTH THE MATCH AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

    RUSSIA FINISHED UP WITH 12 POINTS AND A GOAL COUNT OF 14 AGAINST SIX. SWEDEN, ALSO WITH 12 POINTS, SCORED 12 GOALS AND CONCEDED FIVE IN THE SEVEN-MATCH SCHEDULE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA90EOO6VM2L8235NTU7B4N5J2Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA90EOO6VM2L8235NTU7B4N5J2Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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