A day to recall and honour.
And, in the midst of many chilling and powerful pieces here are two from a hockey perspective:
1. From Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette: When Canadian hockey fans today hear about the Miracle on Ice, their thoughts probably go back to the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics when Team USA — made up of a bunch of college kids — upset the mighty Soviet Union en route to winning the gold medal.
That’s a shame, because there was a Canadian Miracle on Ice 32 years before Lake Placid and it’s an even better gold-medal story than the American version, which resulted in two movies being made: Miracle on Ice in 1981 and Miracle in 2004.
2. Ken Dryden reflects on “Soldiers and Players”: “They have always had a lot in common, hockey players and soldiers. Young men, their look of health and hope. Now young women too. Living full out – nothing held back. Doing what many fantasize about. Doing what most can’t even imagine. Ken Dryden explains in this essay. Lest we forget.”