It doesn't happen too often, but remember the night that Team Canada obliterated Team Canada and Wayne Gretzky played for both sides?
No? Not too many other people do either. I asked famed Wayne Gretzky jersey collector Shawn Chaulk about it, and he had no clue!
Canada's NHL best took on Canada's Olympic hockey team in an exhibition match one night in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1987.
The match, played on August 10th, was part of Team Canada's training camp in preparation for Canada Cup '87. The night before the two teams faced off in Sydney, Nova Scotia, with the NHLers winning 7-1.
The Newfoundland game featured a first period trade. The NHL stars had built up a 9-0 lead in the opening period, thanks in part to Wayne Gretzky's goal and four assists. In order to make things a little more interesting for the sold out crowd of 4200 at Memorial Stadium, the NHLers proposed the trade