A few members of the Vancouver Canucks have been practicing recently at UBC, including a couple of formal workouts before the NHL lockout officially began.
I grew up a hockey fan. But I’m always reminded here just how important the sport is to the fabric of Canada’s identity. The 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series - an event many here call the seminal moment in the nation’s sporting history - has received the full attention of both newspapers and television this week. Most notably, I enjoyed this oral history in the Globe and Mail, which was compiled over the course of 100 interviews with all the relevant participants. It’s worth the read as the story does a fantastic job framing the magnitude of the eight-game exhibition with the Soviets.