September 1972, Team
Canada and Team
USSR took part in the Summit
Series between the best hockey powers in the world.
This epic event became one of the most fascinating sports
spectacles of the XX century. Its magnitude was so huge
that many distinguished authors
wrote numerous books and research papers, created films
and web sites about the Summit.
As we grow older, we tend to realize how we relate to
what younger people call "HISTORY". In 1972,
I was just a little kid in Russia where hockey is considered
sport # 1. Everybody loved hockey. But, it was the Summit
that made me an avid fan of the game.
I am too old to think that the last playoffs were the
best games ever played in the hockey history. And I am
too young to say that the best game is over. I love the
game of hockey but the appeal of the Summit to me is not
limited to the game per se. Obviously, the 1972 Summit
had a tremendous impact on hockey. As a matter of fact,
I think it changed the game. But, I have no ambitions
to create the best site pretending to capture all these
Summit in 1972 is a personal web site. It is rather
about one of the biggest experiences in my life that went
well beyond hockey. The Summit taught me something about
winning and loosing, courage and dedication, pride and
honor, respect and appreciation. For me as a kid growing
up in Russia in the 1970s, it was a glimpse of life outside
the Iron Curtain. In a way, it helped me to better understand
myself, to see a bigger picture and to become the one
who I am now.
The Summit in 1972 is
my personal tribute to the 1972 Super Series. It is dedicated
to the 30th Anniversary of these historical games. Needless
to say, The Summit in 1972
is a non-commercial venture. Therefore, no hockey league,
no federation, no specific product, no political system
are being intentionally endorsed by this site.
The Summit in 1972 is
brought to you by chidlovski.com
and, like everything else within this catchy domain name
, this project
presents strictly its author's point of view. Although
the site showcases various statistics
and complete game summaries,
the commentary part is
just a matter of its author's reflection on the Series.
Other than that, welcome to the site!