Download The Gazette’s free e-book on Summit Series


To mark the 40th anniversary of the Summit  Series between Canada and the Soviet Union Red Fisher is writing an eight-part feature series to run in The Gazette during the month of September looking back on each of the eight games.

You can also download The Gazette’s free e-book, featuring Summit Series game stories from Montreal hockey legends Fisher and Ted Blackman, plus classic illustrations from The Gazette’s award-winning cartoonist, Aislin. Go to for details.

The first part of Red’s feature series on Game 1 was published on Sept. 1, with other stories to be published on the same dates as the games were played in 1972: Sept. 4, 6 and 8 in Canada and Sept. 22, 24, 26 and 28 in the Soviet Union. You can follow the series by going to

The Gazette will also be publishing readers’ Summit Series memories. Email your memories to sports editor Stu Cowan at


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