Created by the NHL, the NHLPA and Hockey Canada in 1976, the Canada Cup heralded Canada's official return to international hockey after a boycott that had begun in 1970. The tournament included Canada, the United States and the top four European hockey nations (the USSR, Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Finland) and gave NHL players a chance to represent their respective countries.
Team Canada forward Bobby Clarke battles Frantisek Cernik of Czechoslovakia during Canada Cup action in 1976. Canada went on to defeat the Czechoslovaks two games to none in the best-of-three game final. (Frank Prazak/HHOF) - Legends of Hockey - Gallery - Pro Classics, 006
Canada Cup '87 – 99 & 66 perform pure magic | Scenery of joy after Lemieux's goal - Mario Lemieux has just shot the puck past Soviet goalie Evgeni Belosheikin for the 6-5 goal in game 3 of the 1987 Canada Cup final.
Vladimir Dzurilla #1 and the rest of the Czechoslovakian team shake hands with Bobby Clarke #16, Lanny McDonald #12, Serge Savard #18 and the rest Canadian team after the Canada Cup Final at the Montreal Forum on September 15, 1976 in Montreal,