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Monday, January 31, 2011

Paul Henderson Stops in Goderich

Goderich | by Travis Pedwell  

Jersey tour makes stop in Goderich on the weeknd as it travels across Canada.

A big day in Goderich for a mix of history and hockey.

1972 Summit Series winning goal scorer Paul Henderson was in town on Sunday and stopped by MRC for his Jersey Tour.

Left Winger Paul Henderson takes Bayshore Broadcasting News back into the time machine.

Henderson tells us at first they under estimated the Russians.

Russia's Hall of Fame goaltender Vladimir Tretiak saved his club many goals according to Henderson.

He says Tretiak is one of the best goalies in league history.

After starting off the series in a big hole to Russia - former NHLer Phil Esposito had an emotional interview.

Henderson says they never saw the interview for 10 years later - but looking back at it the words were appropriate.

Henderson calls Esposito the leader of the 1972 hockey club.

When Canada travelled to Russia they had to play on a much larger ice surface.

Henderson tells us the larger rinks just brought out the speed in the Canadians.

Henderson says it definitely benefited him scoring 5 goals in the final 4 games.

After Henderson put the winning puck between the pipes - fans all across Canada were going crazy.

Henderson says the opposite was happening in the dressing room.

He adds it took him 45 minutes to take his skates off.

Henderson says for young players out there hockey is a learning process.

He adds you learn to win and lose.

 

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