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03-08-2009, 03:30 PM
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C Sergei Shepelev

1981 Canada Cup Champion
1981 Canada Cup All-Star
1984 Olympic Gold Medal
42 goals in 103 National Team Games

Hockey Adventure:
Sergei Shepelev was truly a “man of the moment” when he scored a hat trick in the most crushing Russian triumph ever over Canada.

Coming off a 28-goal season with Spartak Moscow, plus six tallies at the 1981 IIHF World Championships, Shepelev had suddenly emerged as one of the better Soviet forwards. Noted for his great skating and elaborate stickhandling, the Sverdlovsk-born center didn’t always adhere to Viktor Tikhonov’s system as rigorously as the national team head coach would have liked. Yet Shepelev, 25, formed a potent troika with Spartak teammates Victor Shalimov and Sergei Kapustin.

The final game was tied 1-1 midway through the second period when Shepelev picked up a loose puck with traffic in front of the Canadian net and backhanded it past goalie Mike Liut for the eventual game-winner. He finished off a power play set-up from Kapustin just over five minutes later, and dashed Canada’s comeback hopes with a goal 1:39 into the third period.

“He was incredible in the final game,” admitted Wayne Gretzky. “He beat guys to the outside on two goals.”

D Bruce Driver

1995 Stanley Cup Champion

Legends of Hockey:
Not many sixth-round draft picks get to play over 900 games in the NHL, but Bruce Driver beat the odds and suited up for 922 regular season games over a 15-year professional career.
Although he was never a prolific point producer, he was an excellent setup man and worked well in both power-play and shorthanded situations.

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