Six thousand people thronged the Sordal stadium in Oslo to see a warm-up match for the forthcoming world championships when the two North American teams USA and Canada met in a not-so-friendly match.
OSLO, NORWAY (February 1958 ) ( REUTERS - O NESCAPARD)
G.V. Teams lined up.
L.V. Bully off and play towards Canada's goal.
L.V. Play around U.S.A. goal area.
Pan Play midfield to Canadian area-player sits on ground.
L.V. Play- goal to Canada.
Play and two players tussle.
C.U. Girl in crowd.
S.T.V. Play around Canadian goal and U.S.A. goal scored.
C.U. Players look on.
T.V.Pan Play midfield.
S.V. Players looking on.
T.V.P Play- Goalie saves in U.S.A. goal mouth.
S.V. Coach looking on.
L.V. Spectator and players fighting.
S.T.V. Ref. calming players.
L.V. Spectators and players in stand etc.,
C.U. George Gosseling and Christian in penalty box.
S.T.V. Canadian and U.S.A. Players fighting.
Background: Six thousand people thronged the Sordal stadium in Oslo to see a warm-up match for the forthcoming world championships when the two North American teams USA and Canada met in a not-so-friendly match. Canada were well on top throughout, generally out-skating and outsmarting their American rivals. Tempers flared at one stage of the game, however, and George Gosseling of Canada and Bill Christian of the U.S. were involved in a fight - first with each other and later with a hot-tempered member of the audience. Russian referee Yakhonin sent off Gosseling for a two-minute penalty --and the crowd promptly gave him 'the bird'. Final score was: Canada United States.