On October 14 the seats of the Sports Palace in Luzhniki were occupied to satisfy as usual during matches of the most popular hockey teams - the Central Army Club (in white uniform) team and "Spartak" (in red uniform).
CU Canadian Cup
GV hockey players waiting for ceremony Valeri Vasilyev skating forward to be presented with Cup by Canadian ambassador to U.S.S.R.
GV presentation being made, trophy shown to crowds
GV Spartak team
GV Valeri Vasilyev skating round rink showing trophy to crowds
GV ice hockey match between Spartak and the Central Army Club in process
During the presentation Soviet team's cup Valeri Vasilyev greeted canadian hockey fans who have helped to make this cup. The original "Canada Cup" is no different from the copy and is equally valued. The tournament organizers have promised to bring it temporarily to Moscow for the "Izvestia traditional tournament to be held in December. The result of hockey match: "Spartak was beaten by Central Army Club"
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Background: On October 14 the seats of the Sports Palace in Luzhniki were occupied to satisfy as usual during matches of the most popular hockey teams - the Central Army Club (in white uniform) team and "Spartak" (in red uniform).
An interesting event took place before the match - the gala ceremony of presenting the Soviet representative hockey team with the "Canadian's Cup". The Ambassador for Canada in the USSR presented this cup to Valeri Vasilyev. Why is this prize called the "Canadians Cup"?
Sports enthusiasts will remember that following the brilliant victory the Soviet hockey team scored over the Canadian national representative team in the final game held in Montreal, Pierre Trudeau awarded the "Canada Cup" to Soviet team captain Valeri Vasilyev. Later, however, the organizers took back the trophy contrary to international competition tradition. They declared that the trophy would stay in Canada and be put on display at the Museum of Hockey Glory. This decision caused indignation among Canadian sports fans.
Winnipeg resident George Smith set the ball rolling by suggesting that an appeal be organized to raise money to make a copy of the cup to be sent to the winners.
The sum needed was raised in a matter of only a few days. This "Canadians' Cup" is the exact copy of the "Canada Cup" was presented to a Soviet embassy official in Winnipeg in the presence of the governor of Manitoba Province. On October 9, it was brought Moscow by flight and now the USSR squad is presented with it in the presence of 10,000 fans.