I have been an avid International hockey fan, since the 1970’s. Having watched Canada fight the Soviet Union to a standstill throughout most of the 80’s, I was blessed with having been fortunate enough to see what I feel was the greatest level of hockey ever played; the ‘87 Canada Cup. Want proof, well Canada would send out Gretzky, Lemieux, Messier, Bourque and Coffey on the power play only to be shut down and sometimes even scored on by any combination of the likes of Larionov, Krutov, Makharov, Fetisov and Kasatonov.
Yes, be it the Olympics, World Cups, World Championships or World Juniors, I love International hockey. Besides, when your favourite team is the Maple Leafs, you have to find other ways to enjoy the game! I’m especially interested in the history of Soviet hockey, especially from the 1960’s through to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
A little about me, I’m currently a Social Studies Teacher after having been in the music industry for many years as a songwriter and guitar player. Now that I’m married, my wife wanted me to grow up a bit. Although, I thought she meant stop cheering for the Leafs, she actually meant get a real job.