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Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson - hockey player, was born in Kincardine[?], Ontario, Canada on January 28, 1943.

In 1972 an eight-game competition was held for the first time ever between Canadaís best professional hockey players and the top players from the USSRís Red Army team. The heavily favored Canadians, were stunned by the Soviets' speed, stick-handling, and passing capabilities.

In an event that gripped the nation, the series came down to the last game in Moscow, Russia. On that day, business from coast to coast came to a near complete standstill as the television play-by-play of broadcaster Foster Hewitt held Canadians spellbound. Canadian pride reached a zenith unlike anything in its history when Paul Henderson won the tournament with a last-minute goal.

Henderson remains a national hero.



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