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Encyclopedia > 1979 Challenge Cup

1979 Challenge Cup was an ice hockey exhibition series between the Soviet national ice hockey team and a team of all-stars from the National Hockey League, held in New York City. It replaced the NHL's all-star festivities for the 1978-79 NHL season. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Motto: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Russian: Workers of the world, unite!) Anthem: The Internationale (1922-1944) Hymn of the Soviet Union (1944-1991) Capital Moscow Largest city Moscow Official language(s) None; Russian de facto Government Federation of Soviet Republics Establishment October Revolution  - Declared 30 December 1922   - Recognized 1... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ...


The Challenge Cup, unlike its predecessor, the Summit Series, included non-Canadian born players in the NHL rosters. The games were played on February 8, February 10, and February 11 at Madison Square Garden. Yvan Cournoyer (Canada) shooting towards Vladislav Tretiak (USSR) during a game of the Summit Series The 1972 Summit Series (in French, La Série du siècle), as it eventually came to be known, was the first competition between Soviet and Canadian professional ice hockey players (only amateurs were allowed... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ...

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NHL All-Stars Roster

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Guy Lafleur Guy Damien Lafleur, OC, CQ, (born September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Quebec), is one of the greatest and most popular players ever to play professional ice hockey. ... Larry Clark Robinson, born June 2, 1951 in Winchester, Ontario, Canada, was a star player and a coach in the National Hockey League. ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Steve Shutt (born July 1, 1952) is a Hall of Fame ice hockey player from Canada. ... Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950) was a Canadian ice hockey player. ... Marcel Elphege Little Beaver Dionne (born August 3, 1951, in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre in the National Hockey League, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Darryl Glen Sittler (born September 18, 1950 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada), was a professional ice hockey player. ... Mcdonald after Calgarys 1989 Stanley Cup win Lanny King McDonald (born February 16, 1953 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada), was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Robert Earle Clarke OC (b. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... Barry Beck (born June 3, 1957 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who was drafted second overall in both the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft and the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft from the New Westminster Bruins. ... Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Guy Lapointe March 18, 1948 in Montreal, Quebec was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Montreal Canadiens, St. ... Robert Picard (born May 25, 1957 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 899 NHL games for the Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques and Detroit Red Wings. ... Denis Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former player in the National Hockey League. ... Bill Barber (b. ... Tony Esposito (born April 23, 1943) was a professional ice hockey goalie in the National Hockey League. ... Kenneth Wayne Ken Dryden, PC, MP, BA, LL.B (born August 8, 1947, in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender. ... Gerald Michael Gerry Cheevers (born on December 7, 1940, in St. ... Ron Greschner (born 22 December 1954 in Goodsoil, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL for 16 seasons between 1974 and 1990. ... Anders Börje Salming (born April 17, 1951 in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden) was a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. ... Ulf Nilsson played for the the Winnipeg Jets ... Anders Hedberg (born February 25, 1951 in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who was one of the first European-born players to make an impact in North America. ...

Soviet Union

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Sergei Mikhailovich Makarov (Сергей Михайлович Макаров; born June 19, 1958 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union, now Russia) is a Russian former ice hockey right wing, two times Olympic Champion. ... Vladimir Petrov (born June 30, 1947 in Krasnogorsk (30 km from Moscow), Soviet Union) is Soviet ice hockey player, two times Olympic Champion (1972-gold, 1976-gold, 1980-silver) , who is currently retired. ... Valery Kharlamov (January 14, 1948 - August 27, 1981) was a star ice hockey player from the Soviet Union. ... Gennadiy Tsygankov (Russian: ; 16 August 1947 - 16 February 2006), a Soviet and Russian hockey player and coach. ... Helmuts Balderis (born July 31, 1952 in Riga, Latvia, then USSR) is a retired Latvian ice hockey player. ... For the fencer, see Vladislav Tretiak (fencer). ... Vladimir Myshkin (born June 19, 1955 in Kirovo-Chepetsk, USSR) was a goaltender for the Soviet Unions national ice hockey team in the 1970s and 1980s. ...

Game 1

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Guy Lafleur Guy Damien Lafleur, OC, CQ, (born September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Quebec), is one of the greatest and most popular players ever to play professional ice hockey. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ...

Game 2

  • Soviet Union 5 - NHL All-Stars 4
  • Goals:
  • Sergei Kapustin 8:10 1st period
  • Mike Bossy 13:35 1st period (pp)
  • Bryan Trottier 18:21 1st period
  • Gilbert Perrault 0:27 2nd period
  • Mikhail Varnakov 2:05 2nd period
  • Larry Robinson 5:06 2nd period
  • Boris Mikhailov 17:02 2nd period (pp)
  • Sergei Kapustin 17:47 2nd period
  • Vladimir Golikov 1:31 3rd period
  • Attendance : 17,438
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Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Gilbert Perreault was a professional Ice hockey player with the Buffalo Sabres. ... Larry Clark Robinson, born June 2, 1951 in Winchester, Ontario, Canada, was a star player and a coach in the National Hockey League. ...

Game 3

  • Soviet Union 6 - NHL All-Stars 0
  • Goals:
  • Boris Mikhailov 5:47 2nd period
  • Viktor Zhluktov 7:44 2nd period (pp)
  • Helmut Balderis 8:44 3rd period
  • Vladimir Kovin 10:21 3rd period
  • Sergei Makarov 12:44 3rd period
  • Alexander Golikov 14:46 3rd period
  • Attendance: 17,545
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Helmuts Balderis (born July 31, 1952 in Riga, Latvia, then USSR) is a retired Latvian ice hockey player. ... Sergei Mikhailovich Makarov (Сергей Михайлович Макаров; born June 19, 1958 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union, now Russia) is a Russian former ice hockey right wing, two times Olympic Champion. ...

External links

  • Canada Versus the Soviet Union The heyday of the battle for world hockey supremacy (1972-1987)

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Russianhockey.net | 1979 Challenge Cup (1214 words)
It was the best of three 1979 Challenge Cup series between a team of NHL All-Stars and the Soviet National team.
The Challenge Cup was billed rightfully as the ultimate showdown.
The Challenge Cup was played on an NHL-size ice surface (which was smaller than the Russians were used to), with an NHL referee in two of the three games, in front of an NHL crowd and scheduled on NHL terms.
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (625 words)
The Challenge Cup is a knockout competition for rugby league clubs in Europe.
The Challenge Cup final traditionally formed the end to the season, being played in late April or early May.
It was changed to a Summer competition in 2005, with the first Summer Cup Final held on Saturday August 27 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
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