September 08, 2012

1972 Summit Series: Game 4: Canada Booed Off The Ice


After a shocking loss in Montreal and a less than impressive effort in Winnipeg, it was becoming obvious that Canadian fans were becoming increasingly frustrated with the results. That would be hammered home by the end of the night. Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum played host to game four, but it would not be a friendly venue for Team Canada.

A crowd of 15, 570 Vancouver fans echoed the rest of Canada's sentiments as they routinely booed Team Canada. At the conclusion of the game, Team Canada was booed right off the ice, which led to Phil Esposito's famous emotional outburst on national television. Sports Columnist Dick Beddoes called the whole episode a lack of dignity

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