1979 Challenge Cup

1979 Challenge Cup was an ice hockey exhibition series between the Soviet national ice hockey team and a team of all-stars from the National Hockey League, held in New York City. It replaced the NHL's all-star festivities for the 1978-79 NHL season.

The Challenge Cup, unlike its predecessor, the Summit Series, included non-Canadian born players in the NHL rosters. The games were played on February 8, February 10, and February 11 at Madison Square Garden.

NHL All-Stars Roster

Soviet Union

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

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Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey in Canada and the United States, is a team sport played on ice. It is a speedy and physical sport. Ice hockey is most popular in areas that are sufficiently cold for natural, reliable seasonal ice cover, though with the advent
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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (abbreviated USSR, Russian: ; tr.
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All-star (also, allstar or all star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment.

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In the entertainment sense (all-star cast
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1917
No. of teams 30
Country(ies)  Canada
 United States

Most recent champion(s) Anaheim Ducks

TV partner(s) CAN: CBC, TSN, RDS, RIS, RSN (regional)
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City of New York
New York City at sunset

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Nickname: The Big Apple, Gotham, The City that Never Sleeps
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The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. This season saw the first reduction in the total number of teams since the Brooklyn Americans folded following the 1941-42 season.
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Summit Series was the first competition between full-strength Soviet and Canadian national ice hockey teams, an eight-game series held in September of 1972. Canada won the series four games to three, with one tie.
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February 8 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

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  • 421 - Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

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February 10 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

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  • 1355 - The St.

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February 11 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

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  • 660 BC - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.

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Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. It is also the name of the entity which owns the arena and several of the professional sports franchises which
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Position Right Wing

Nickname(s) The Flower Le Démon Blond
Height
Weight
185 | lb (0 kg)

Pro Clubs Montreal Canadiens
Quebec Nordiques
New York Rangers
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Position Defence

Shot Left

Nickname(s) Big Bird[1]
Height
Weight
225 | lb (0 kg)

Pro Clubs Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings
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Born
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Robert Michael "Bob" Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens.
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Steve Shutt (born July 1, 1952) is a Hall of Fame ice hockey player from Canada.

Born Stephen John Shutt in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, as a youngster he displayed hockey skills that led to him playing for the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
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Position Centre

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Weight
185 | lb (0 kg)

Pro Clubs Buffalo Sabres
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Born November 13 1950 (1950--
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Marcel Elphege "Little Beaver" Dionne (born August 3 1951, in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers.
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Position Centre

Shot Left

Height
Weight
190 | lb (0 kg)

Pro Clubs Toronto Maple Leafs
Philadelphia Flyers
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality
Born September 18 1950
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Lanny King McDonald (born February 16, 1953 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Position Center

Shot Left

Nickname(s) Clarkie, Whitey
Height
Weight
176 | lb (0 kg)

Pro Clubs Philadelphia Flyers
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Born July 13 1949
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Bryan John Trottier (born - July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Position Right Wing

Nickname(s) "Boss," "La Machine"
Height
Weight
185 | lb (0 kg)

Pro Clubs New York Islanders
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Position Forward

Shot Left

Height
Weight
210 | lb (0 kg)

Pro Clubs New York Islanders
Buffalo Sabres
Nationality
Born March 7 1954 (1954--
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Barry Beck (born June 3, 1957 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who was drafted second overall in both the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft and the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft from the New Westminster Bruins.
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Serge Aubrey Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman, most famously with the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL. He is also a local businessman in Montreal, and is nicknamed the Senator.
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Position Defence

Shot Left

Nickname(s) Pointu
Height
Weight
185 | lb (0 kg)

Pro Clubs Montreal Canadiens
St.
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Robert Rene Joseph Picard (born May 25, 1957 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 899 NHL games for the Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques and Detroit Red Wings.
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Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders' four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s.
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Position Left Wing

Shot Left

Nickname(s) Arnie, Piggy,
The Swan
Height
Weight
195 | lb (0 kg)

Pro Clubs Philadelphia Flyers
Nationality
Born July 11 1952
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Donald Michel "Don" Marcotte (born April 15, 1947 in Arthabaska, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player who served his entire National Hockey League career for the Boston Bruins and was noted as a premier defensive forward, while being versatile enough to play any
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