Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Canada, Russia, Hockey, Hockey World Cup
Canada; Russia; United States; Hockey; World Cup of Hockey
No one in my neighborhood ran into the streets and fired a gun in the air. The cars along the expressways were neither blinking their lights nor honking their horns. Even in the sports' bars, the community halls of sport in the late 20th century, the event passed without much notice as college football remained the central attraction late last Saturday night. Yet Wayne Gretzky called it "devastating," "a hard loss to swallow," and assumed that his countrymen were crushed.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Hockey's Team Canada: Some Painful History" (1996). On Sport and Society. 200.