The bench clearing brawl saw eternal rivals Canada and the Soviet Union disqualified from the entire tournament, likely costing Canada a gold medal.
When The Lights Went Out.
The most interesting story in the book is that of Steve Nemeth. Nemeth is a little remembered forward on loan from the Canadian Olympic team. Nemeth did not even fight, yet all players in the game were suspended from all IIHF events for 18 months. Nemeth would lose his spot in the Olympic training program and ending his dream of playing in the 1988 Olympics in Calgary.
Nemeth was one of quite a few players from this Team Canada who did not have grand NHL careers that you would expect the top 20 Canadian junior players from any year to have. Scott Metcalfe, Everett Sanipass, Yvon Corriveau, Chris Joseph, Stephane Roy and goaltenders Shawn Simpson and Jimmy Waite were all footnotes in NHL history.
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