• Short Summary

    CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND CANADA - SCHEDULED TO MEET IN THE FORTHCOMING GRENOBLE OLYMPICS ON FEBRUARY 13 - SHOWED TOP FORM WHEN THEY CLASHED IN PRAGUE ON JANUARY 31, AND THE CZECHS CLAIMED A NARROW 3-1 VICTORY.

  • Description

    CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND CANADA - SCHEDULED TO MEET IN THE FORTHCOMING GRENOBLE OLYMPICS ON FEBRUARY 13 - SHOWED TOP FORM WHEN THEY CLASHED IN PRAGUE ON JANUARY 31, AND THE CZECHS CLAIMED A NARROW 3-1 VICTORY.

    PLAYING BEFORE A CAPACITY 14,000 CROWD IN THE PRAGUE SPORTS HALL, BOTH TEAMS ICED THEIR STRONGEST SQUADS TO PUT ON A SHOW OF FORM THAT MUST CLEARLY MARK THEM AS STRONG CONTENDERS FOR OLYMPIC HONOURS.

    IN AN INCIDENT-FREE GAME, THE GOALKEEPERS DOMINATED THE FIRST TWO PERIODS WITH A SERIES OF SUPERB SAVES AND BOTH MEN SEEMED CERTAIN TO SCORE "SHUT OUTS" AS THE GAME ENTERED THE THIRD PERIOD WITH NO SCORE ON THE BOARD.

    HOWEVER, SOON AFTER THE START OF THE FINAL PERIOD, THE CZECH FORWARDS BROKE ON THE RIGHT WING, DREW THE HARD-PRESSED CANADIAN DEFENCE AND FLIPPED THE PUCK ACROSS THE CANADIAN NET WHERE CZECH FORWARD HEJMA SLIPPED THE FIRST GOAL PAST STEPHENSON.

    AFTER THE SECOND CZECH GOAL BY NEDOMANSKY THE CANADIANS THREW EVERYTHING INTO THE ATTACK IN A DETERMINED EFFORT TO PREVENT THE IGNOMINY OF ENDING THE 60 MINUTE GAME SCORELESS. SUCCESS CAME SHORTLY BEFORE THE END OF THE GAME WHEN FORWARD CADIEUX PUT THE RUBBER INTO THE BACK OF THE CZECH NET.

    WITH CANADA TRYING DESPERATELY TO TIE THE GAME AND NET-MINDER STEPHENSON FRUSTRATING THE HOME ATTACKS BRILLIANTLY LED BY NEDOMANSKY, THE GAME ENDED ON A HIGH NOTE AS THE CZECH TEAM INCHED HOME BY THE NARROWEST 2-1 MARGIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAVQ3GU3SY0TJQUV8MZA90HT1A
    Media URN:
    VLVAAVQ3GU3SY0TJQUV8MZA90HT1A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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