Team Canada inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame

Posted: July 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

Canada’s Walk of Fame announced its 2012 inductees, as picked by 30,000 Canadians from over 135 countries. Team Canada 1972, winner of the Summit Series in hockey against the Soviet Union and one of the most important sporting events in Canada’s history. This is the first time Canada’s Walk of Fame has inducted an entire team.

Established in 1998, Canada’s Walk of Fame recognizes achievements in music, sport, film and television as well as the literary, visual and performing arts. It also encompasses science and innovation.
According to a news release,
“Potential candidates for Canada’s Walk of Fame must have been born in or spent the totality of their creative or formative years in Canada. A minimum of 10 successful years is required to qualify, as well as a recognized body of work that has had a significant influence on our cultural heritage.”
The accolade comes with a star on a stretch of sidewalk in Toronto’s entertainment district.

This year’s inductees, who will receive their tribute at a ceremony at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre on September 22 are:
– Randy Bachman, legendary guitarist, songwriter and original Guess Who band member.
– Phil Hartman, gifted comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member.
– Russ Jackson, one of the greatest quarterbacks in Canadian Football League history.
– Sarah McLachlan, JUNO and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.
– Sonia Rodriguez, National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer.

And now, the next installment of the Team Canada card set.

# 25 Wayne Cashman 
At the time of his retirement, he was the final active player who had played in the NHL in the “Original Six” era prior to the 1967 expansion.

# 26 Frank Mahovlich

Punch’s favourite Mah-hal-o-vich

# 27 Peter Mahovlich

The Little M

# 28 Vyacheslav Solodukhin/Alexander Sidelnikov
These guys were reserves and were on the Sidelines

# 29. Yuri Shatalov 

Юрий Шаталов

# 30 Brothers
M & M
E & E

 

# 31 The Goalies
3 HOF’ers

 
# 32 Alexander Bodunov

one of the members of the Soviet’s “Kid Line,” also known as the “Headache Line.”

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