Bracketed with Canada as favourites for the World Ice Hockey Championship, Soviet Russia slipped into form in this Sunday afternoon clash with Finland to emerge winners by a clear 10-0 margin.
T.V. Russian team lined up.
T.V. Finnish team lined up.
S.T.V. Start of match and play midfield.
C.T.V. Russians passing ball down rink.
S.T.V. Russian attack and play around Finnish goal area.
S.T.V. Russian No. 7. Loktev-scores Russian goal.
S.T.V. Russian attack-long sweep shot at goal and play in Finnish goal area.
C.U. Crowd shouting.
S.T.V. Play around Finnish goal.
C.U. Woman and man with 16mm.cameras.
S.T.V. Finnish attack on Russian goal.
C.U. Woman shouting.
S.T.V. Russian attack No. 9. Alexandrov scores goal.
C.U. Woman and man with cameras-laughing-(Start of 2nd period)
S.T.V. Midfield play.
C.U. Woman and man with camera.
S.T.V. Russian attack and shot at Finnish goal.
C.U. Woman shooting with camera.
L.V. Shot of time clocks and crowd. (Start of 3rd period)
G.V. Play and No. 14. Kopylov scores Russian goal.
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Background: Bracketed with Canada as favourites for the World Ice Hockey Championship, Soviet Russia slipped into form in this Sunday afternoon clash with Finland to emerge winners by a clear 10-0 margin.
Although only two of the Finnish team - Viitala and Hakala - have played in international matches before, the Scandinavian team had given a solid display against Czechoslovakia on the Saturday before going down to a narrow 5-1 defeat.
But hopes that the Finns would give the Russians a close game slowly disappeared as the more experienced USSR team drew steadily ahead after scoring four goals in the first four minutes of the match.
The Russians, all fine stick-handlers, back-checked cleverly but tended to waste goal-scoring chances with too much passing in front of the Finnish net.
But, despite this flaw in their attack, the Russians looked quick and confident and confirmed pre-tournament reports that they will be a tough squad to beat.
The Russian goals were scored by Cherapanev (2), Guryshev (2), Pantiokhov, Kopylov, Tregubov, Alexandrov, Ukolov and Loktev.
Our film shows first period goals by Loktev (7) and Alexandrov (9) together with a third period goal by Kopylev (14)
TEAMS: Russia, 1. Puchkov, 2. Sologubov, 3. Tregubov, 4. Ukolov, 5. Sidorenkov, 6. Guryshev, 7. Loktev, 8. Cherpanov, 9. Alexandrov, 10. Krylov, 11. Khlystov, 12. Baulin, 13. Pantuikhov, 14. Kopylov, 15. Elizarov, 16. Bystrov.
Finland. 1 Niemi, 2 Lampaninen, 3 Koiso, 4 Nuirmi, 5 Pulli, 6 Salmi, 7 Kilpio, 8 Rastio, 9 Hakala, 10 Hytonen, 11 Luostarinen, 12 Soini, 13 Pollari, 14 Aro, 15 Viitala, 16 Vuoranen, 17 Nieminen.