It’s just something we “Oooot” and “Abooot” people down here enjoy watching over and over again . . . . . . Good Onya CANADA!!!!!!

Hope everyone back there is doing fine.

The voice of Foster Hewitt broadcasting the game (the then voice of “Hockey Night in Canada”) . . . my brother ended up marrying his daughter . . . how weird is that EH? Wonder how he is doing now?

This life brings its disconnects, when one sojourns to the other side of the world, and you just have to accept it at times I suppose . . .

Maybe he will find this Journal post and choose to reply . . . Six Degrees of Separation and all. Lets see if it works . . .

On this the 2nd day of September, I will never forget that day exactly 42 years ago when the Russians first skated out onto the ice for Game 1 at the Montreal Forum looking haphazard only to eventually whip our butts on the night 7-3 – having won tickets from our hometown in Cornwall, and to be seated at the Montreal Forum 16 rows behind the opposing goalie, whom we had no clue back then was actually Vladislav Tretiak perhaps the greatest Goalie ever.

To get a chance to walk down and to see who was standing there watching this unknown goalie during warm up (the goalie of the century), but Bobby Orr (out with an ankle injury for this first ever Summit Series), and to ask him for an autograph which he happily granted . . . what a dream that was back then for a kid!

Fond memories on this the 2nd of September from Downunder.

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Steven Jodoin is a Geomatics Engineer, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Web Developer and an aspiring Lean Six Sigma Black Belt living in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. "Make Every Day a Kaizen Day" and Improve Continuously