1958 C.A.H.A. Approves First Tour of the Soviet Union
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04-18-2013, 09:55 PM
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There are a lot of gems hidden on Youtube.
I had no idea youtube had such an extensive collection, but sure, I guess people just keep adding snippets of whatever by the 1000 almost by the hour worldwide. Though the film quality isnt the greatest, there are some really decent players out there, and of course seeing them in next to no equipment at all, just sticks & skates really, pretty aggressive play. Charming settings, happy smiling people, natural ice, "make do" approach & improvise, thats really what the game was all about here in Canada as well before money corrupted everything at the organized levels. I grew up "making do" though we werent poor, it was just the way my parents having been brought up during the Great Depression themselves felt kids should be engaged in play, sports. Its not about having the best equipment, its about being thankful that you can play at all, do your best & enjoy, have fun. And clearly the people in those films are doing just that and doing it very well indeed, with grace, humour & honour.
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