Hockey Hall of Fame Summit Series display at Algonquin College
Submitted photo: The Hockey Hall of Fame travelling exhibit will be at Algonquin College’s Pembroke Waterfront Campus Thursday, Sept. 28 as part of the College’s Canadian history Speaker Series. The exhibit will feature artifacts from the 1972 Canada-Soviet Summit Series that will complement the presentation made by author, Roy MacSkimming, who has written a book about the series, entitled “Cold War.”
Canada’s dramatic victory over the Soviet Union in the 1972 Summit series will be the theme as the Hockey Hall of Fame travelling exhibit visits Algonquin College’s Pembroke Waterfront Campus Sept. 28, the 45th anniversary of Paul Henderson’s series-clinching goal in the final game of the series.
The Hall of Fame display is part of the Algonquin College Speaker Series with author Roy MacSkimming who has written a book about the series, entitled “Cold War.”
“The Canada-Russia series plays such a big role in hockey history, but also Canada’s history as a nation. As we celebrate Canada’s 150, the Hockey Hall of Fame is thrilled to partner with Algonquin College on such an exciting part of our culture,” says Hockey Hall of Fame vice-president and curator, Phillip Pritchard.
The display will be available for public viewing beginning at 6 p.m. and includes the talk by MacSkimming who will piece together the series history, showing video clips of key moments in the series including Henderson’s winning goal and Phil Esposito’s legendary speech to Canadians after fans booed team Canada in Vancouver in a game four loss to the Soviets.
The Algonquin College Speaker Series has focused on Canadian history as the nation celebrates its 150th anniversary.
“There is no more iconic hockey series than the 1972 Summit Series,” says Algonquin’s manager of community and student affairs, Jamie Bramburger. “Anyone who is old enough to remember, knows exactly where they were when Paul Henderson scored the series clinching goal with 34 seconds remaining in game eight. It is etched in our memories, and the Speaker Series will bring back that special time in Canadian hockey history.”
Tickets for the Speaker Series and Hockey Hall of Fame event are on sale for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the college or by telephone by calling 613-725-4700 ext. 2702.
The College’s Canadian history Speaker Series will wrap up on Nov. 8 with acclaimed author Charlotte Gray and her talk on “The Promise of Canada,” a book that explores Canadians who shaped our country, but are not as well known as Canada’s most historical political figures.