Canada unveils new stamp; features Summit Series heroes
Team Canada's Paul Henderson (left) shoots on Team USSR's Vladislav Tretiak while Gannady Tsygankov defends during the 1972 Summit tournament in Toronto on Sept. 4, 1972. (Peter Bregg / The Canadian Press)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:37PM EDT
WINNIPEG -- Canada Post has unveiled a new stamp commemorating the 1972 Summit Series hockey showdown between Canada and the Soviet Union.
The stamp shows former Toronto Maple Leafs star Paul Henderson, arms raised and being hugged by Montreal Canadiens great Yvan Cournoyer, seconds after Henderson scored the winning goal in the final moments of the eight-game series.
Cournoyer says he's honoured to have the team celebrated with a stamp and says it's remarkable the series still resonates with people 45 years later.
The new stamp is one of 10 being released to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.