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1981 Canada Cup
The 1981 Labatt
Labatt
Canada
Canada
Cup was the second best-on-best ice hockey world championship and involved the world's top six hockey nations. Tournament games were held in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal
Montreal
and Ottawa. The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
defeated Canada
Canada
in a single game final to win its first title, with the result 8–1. Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak was named most valuable player. Canada's Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
led the tournament in scoring with 12 points. This second edition of the Canada
Canada
Cup was originally scheduled to be held in 1979 but was postponed due to disputes between the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association and Hockey Canada
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95CanadaFlagMotto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin) (English: "From Sea to Sea")Anthem: "O Canada"Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"[1]Capital Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest city TorontoOfficial languagesEnglish FrenchEthnic groupsList of ethnicities74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian[2]ReligionList of religions67.2% Christianity 23.9% Non-religious 3.2% Islam 1.5% Hinduism 1.4% Sikhism 1.1% Buddhism 1.0% Judaism 0.6% Other -[3]Demonym CanadianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy[4]• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor GeneralJulie Payette• Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau• Chie
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Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan
 Soviet Union 40th Army Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Supported by:  India[1][2]   East Germany
East Germany
(1979–1980)[3] Sunni Mujahideen: Jamiat-e Islami[4]Shura-e Nazar Gulbuddin faction[4]Maktab al-Khadamat Khalis faction[4] Ittehad i-Islami (IULA)[4] Harakat-i-Inqilab (IRM)[4] Jebh-e Nejat-e M
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Calgary Flames
Red, yellow, black, white[1][2]                    Media Sportsnet
Sportsnet
West CFAC
CFAC
( Sportsnet
Sportsnet
960 The Fan)Owner(s) Calgary
Calgary
Sports and Entertainment (N. Murray Edwards, chairman)General manager Brad TrelivingHead coach Glen GulutzanCaptain Mark GiordanoMinor league affiliates Stockton Heat
Stockton Heat
(AHL) Kansas City Mavericks
Kansas City Mavericks
(ECHL)Stanley Cups 1 (1988–89)Conference championships 3 (1985–86, 1988–89, 2003–04)Presidents' Trophy 2 (1987–88, 1988–89)Division championships 6 (1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2005–06)Official website nhl.com/flamesThe Calgary
Calgary
Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta
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National Hockey League
The National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL; French: Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world,[3] and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada
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Clark Gillies
Clark "Jethro" Gillies (born April 7, 1954) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He provided both physical presence and offensive punch for the National Hockey League's New York Islanders during their four-year run as Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
champions. In a career that spanned 958 games, Gillies notched 319 goals, 378 assists, and 1023 penalty minutes. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Hall of Fame
in 2002.Contents1 Playing career 2 Personal life 3 Career statistics 4 References 5 External linksPlaying career[edit] Gillies earned his tough reputation in the Canadian junior leagues, earning 570 penalty minutes in 201 games with the Regina Pats. In 1974, Gillies and the Pats won the Memorial Cup. Later that year, the Islanders made him their first round selection in the NHL draft, taking him fourth overall
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New York Islanders
Royal Blue, Orange, White[1][2]               Media MSG Plus MSG WLNY 10/55 WFAN (101.9 FM) WRHU (88.7 FM) Univision Deportes (1280 AM)Owner(s) Jon Ledecky, Scott D. Malkin (primary) Charles Wang (minority)General manager Garth SnowHead coach Doug WeightCaptain John TavaresMinor league affiliates Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
(AHL) Worcester Railers
Worcester Railers
(ECHL)Stanley Cups 4 (1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83)Conference championships 6 (1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84)Presidents' Trophy 0Division championships 6 (1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1987–88)Official website nhl.com/islandersThe New York Islanders
New York Islanders
are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City
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Bobby Orr
Robert Gordon Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.[1][2] Orr used his ice skating speed, scoring, and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position of defenceman.[3] He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 12 seasons, starting with 10 with the Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
followed by two with the Chicago Black Hawks. Orr remains the only defenceman to have won the league scoring title with two Art Ross Trophies. He holds the record for most points and assists in a single season by a defenceman. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenceman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player (MVP). Orr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 at age 31, the youngest to be inducted at that time
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Ice Hockey At The 1980 Winter Olympics
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics
1980 Winter Olympics
in Lake Placid, U.S.A., was the 14th Olympic Championship. Twelve teams competed in the tournament, which was held from February 12 to 24. The United States
United States
won its second gold medal, including a win over the heavily favored Soviet Union
Soviet Union
that became known as the "Miracle on Ice".[1][2] Games were held at the Olympic Arena and the Olympic Fieldhouse.Contents1 Background 2 Highlights 3 Final ranking 4 First round4.1 Blue Division 4.2 Red Division5 Consolation round 6 Final round 7 Statistics7.1 Leading scorers 7.2 Leading goaltenders8 References 9 External linksBackground[edit] The Olympics came at a difficult time for Soviet–U.S. relations, as they were deep in the Cold War
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Günther Sabetzki
Günther Sabetzki (4 June 1915 in Düsseldorf, German Empire – 21 June 2000) was an executive for several ice hockey leagues and organizations. Sabetzki was one of the founding members of the German Ice Hockey Federation in 1963. He would become the organization's first co-president along with Ludwig Zametzer. In 1966 he was elected as a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, an organization he would lead in 1975. While president of the IIHF, he was instrumental in bridging the gap between European and North American hockey powers, and helped bring Hockey Canada back into the Olympic fold in 1980. In 1982, Sabetzki formed the first German women’s hockey league. It was formed in North Rhine-Westphalia.[1] His presidency would last until 1994
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1980 Summer Olympics Boycott
The 1980 Summer Olympics
1980 Summer Olympics
boycott was one part of a number of actions initiated by the United States
United States
to protest the
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1980 Summer Olympics
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad (Russian: И́гры XXII Олимпиа́ды, tr. Igry XXII Olimpiady), was an international multi-sport event held in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia. The 1980 Games were the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be staged in Eastern Europe, and remain the only Summer Olympics held there, as well as the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a Slavic language-speaking country. They were also the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a socialist country, and the only Summer Games to be held in such a country until 2008 in Beijing, China. These were the final Olympic Games
Olympic Games
under the IOC
IOC
Presidency of Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin. Eighty nations were represented at the Moscow
Moscow
Games – the smallest number since 1956
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Soviet War In Afghanistan
 Soviet Union 40th Army Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Supported by:  India[1][2]   East Germany
East Germany
(1979–1980)[3] Sunni Mujahideen: Jamiat-e Islami[4]Shura-e Nazar Gulbuddin faction[4]Maktab al-Khadamat Khalis faction[4] Ittehad i-Islami (IULA)[4] Harakat-i-Inqilab (IRM)[4] Jebh-e Nejat-e M
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General Motors
General Motors
General Motors
Company,[1] commonly abbreviated as GM, is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit
Detroit
that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services. With global headquarters in Detroit's Renaissance Center, GM manufactures cars and trucks in 35 countries. In 2008, 8.35 million[6] GM cars and trucks were sold globally under various brands. GM reached the milestone of selling 10 million vehicles in 2016.[7] Current auto brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, and Wuling. Former GM automotive brands include Daewoo, McLaughlin, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Hummer, Saab, Saturn, as well as Vauxhall and Opel, which were bought by Groupe PSA
Groupe PSA
in 2017. The company was founded by William C. Durant
William C. Durant
on September 16, 1908 as a holding company
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International Ice Hockey Federation
The International Ice Hockey Federation
International Ice Hockey Federation
(IIHF; French: Fédération internationale de hockey sur glace; German: Internationale Eishockey-Föderation) is a worldwide governing body for ice hockey and in-line hockey. It is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and has 76 members. It manages international ice hockey tournaments and maintains the IIHF World Ranking. Although the IIHF governs international competitions, the IIHF has no authority and very little influence[citation needed] on hockey in North America, where the rules of modern hockey were developed and where the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL) is the most influential hockey organization
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Alan Eagleson
Robert Alan Eagleson (born April 24, 1933) is a disbarred Canadian lawyer, hockey agent and promoter. Clients that he represented included superstars Bobby Orr
Bobby Orr
and Darryl Sittler, and he was the first executive director of the NHL Players Association
NHL Players Association
(NHLPA), which was initially lauded for improving the bargaining power of National Hockey League (NHL) players. He is also well known for providing the opportunity for professional players to compete in international hockey, by promoting the 1972 Summit Series
Summit Series
between Canada and the Soviet Union, and the Canada Cup
Canada Cup
(now the World Cup of Hockey). However, Eagleson was convicted of fraud and embezzlement and briefly imprisoned, after it was revealed that he had abused his position for many years by defrauding his clients and skimming money from tournaments
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