Canada wins greatest hockey tournament of all time
I still have the shoes I wore that night. And I still get goose bumps every time I see a replay of Mario Lemieux go high glove side to clinch the 1987 Canada Cup.
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As a newcomer to Canada with a limited knowledge of the English language, I was thrilled to get off from farm work in southern Ontario and become a freelance journalist for the now-defunct Toronto Telegram.
It was New Year's Eve 1975 and it was "The Greatest Hockey Game Ever Played." With the capital letters. It became something of a title.
Greatest game you ever covered? If that's the assignment, sure, no problem.