Historic moment replayed tonight.

Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by God Bless Canada, Mar 6, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. God Bless Canada

    God Bless Canada Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    11,793
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Newspaper reporter
    Location:
    Bentley reunion
    For those who have ESPN Classic Canada, they are showing the final game played at the Montreal Forum tonight. (Broadcast started at 7:30 p.m. EST. Repeats will be shown tomorrow at 12:30 and 7:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., all times EST).

    If you get the station, watch it. The final game at the greatest stadium in hockey history. Three moments stick out in my mind: Roger Doucet's final rendition of the national anthems, Paul Romaniuk's call in the final few seconds, and the ovation for Maurice "Rocket" Richard during the closing ceremony. (Maybe the greatest, most thunderous ovation for a player that I've ever heard in any sport).

    I've watched this game several times, and I still get goosebumps.
     
  2. mcphee

    mcphee Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Messages:
    19,101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    Romaniuk ? I guess CBC and TSN both did broadcasts ? The reason I ask is that I remember the CBC guy, Cuthbert I believe surrendering the mike to Dick Irvin for the final moments of the game. It caught Irvin by surprise and was a very classy gesture.
     
  3. JaymzB

    JaymzB Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    2,761
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Location:
    Toronto
    I remember watching the game on TSN. Maybe CBC only showed the game in PQ? :dunno:

    I vividly remember the game, and like most, it was the ovation that the Rocket got that really stands out for me. Actually the whole closing ceremony was such an amazing thing to watch. Using the passing of the torch from Captain to captain was such a briliant move.
     
  4. Ludwig Fell Down

    Ludwig Fell Down Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,621
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    South Shore, MA
    I remember watching this on ESPN. In the midst of the post-game parade of captains and hall-of-famers, ESPN cut out to join motocross or something. Man, sometimes I wish I lived in Canada.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"