With a squad bolstered by players from several other western Canadian Ice Hockey League teams, the Edmonton Oil Kings beat Moscow Select to give it its first defeat of the Soviet team's eight-game Canadian tour on Monday (15 December).
SV PAN Game in progress Moscow Select (in red) (attacking goal on left) and Edmonton Oil Kings
CU & SV Crowd ???atching as Edmonton shot is saved by goal minder (2 shots)
CU & SV Crowd watches as Moscow attack and score (2 shots)
CU Scoreboard - Moscow leading I-nil
TV Moscow score again as team-mates watch from bench (2 shots)
TV Edmonton attack, shot saved by Moscow keeper
TV Another Edmonton attack breaks down
TV & SV Edmonton continue to attack Moscow goal (2 shots)
A classic night on Monday for Ice Hockey fans in Edmonton, Canada when the local team, the Edmonton Oil Kings met the Russian touring side Moscow Select. CBC reporter Alan Watt takes up the story.....
WATT: "Players from seven other western Canadian hockey league teams and it was defence man Rick Hodgson of the Calgary Centennials who had the biggest net of all. Hodgson scored once in each period to lead the kings in their come-from-behind victory. It was the first defeat for the Soviets on this eight-game Canadian tour. They took four straight wins in Eastern Canada, including one against the Nova Scotia (indistinct) heroes of the American Hockey League. The Oil Kings were down four-one early in the second period, but they started using the body on the Russians and combined that with some fierce checking and that was the key to their victory. The Selects became more and more frustrated at not being able to move around at will and the Kings soon realised that the Soviets hated being body-checked, especially in their own end. Despite several top junior players from throughout the Western Canada Hockey League, the Oil Kings had goal tender Larry Hendrick for the game. Hendrick played four seasons with the Oil Kings before being drafted by California V.N.H.L., and right now he's playing with Toledo in the International Hockey League. Hendrick started poorly, but during the second and third periods he came up with several outstanding saves. Larry Handrick had played on..........two previous Western Canada League All-Star teams against Russian squads, so he had some experience to call on ... and it showed late in the game. It was another classic night for the twelve thousand fans who turned out to watch at the Edmonton Coliseum as the Edmonton Oil Kings beat the Moscow Selects five - four. In Edmonton this is Alan Watt."
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SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
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Background: With a squad bolstered by players from several other western Canadian Ice Hockey League teams, the Edmonton Oil Kings beat Moscow Select to give it its first defeat of the Soviet team's eight-game Canadian tour on Monday (15 December).
The Oil Kings were down four-one early in the second period, but they started using fierce checking that was the key to their victory. They put on a four goal spurt in the last thirty minutes to take the game five goals to four.
The Soviet side included seven members of the army team and five of the Moscow Wings.