A Cournoyer Goal Puck – Only Weeks After The Summit Series. Anything To Take Your Mind Off The Washington Game.

 Oh, were you thinking you were going to read about the Canadiens loss to the Washington Capitals tonight? Forget it. I’m not going to bother. It’s too disappointing after their big win in Detroit. So I’m moving on.

This post is about a puck instead.

 I never caught a foul ball or home run at a ball game, or grabbed a flying puck in the stands. Although a ball did hit my seat at Shea Stadium when I was out getting a beer and hot dog (seriously), and I did take a puck in the mouth which broke a tooth when I was kid up at the arena in Orillia.

 I did manage to get this though, some time ago. It’s an official goal puck scored by Yvan Cournoyer in 1972. The NHL issued a few goal pucks for about a year, then the idea fizzled out.

 This one reads:

 REGISTERED GOAL-PUCK

Collectors Series

Yvan Cournoyer

of the Montreal Canadiens

Scored an official National Hockey League goal

With the puck mounted above.

This goal, his 5th of the season,

was scored against the

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Date – Oct. 26, 1972

Period – 2nd

Time – 3.38

2 thoughts on “A Cournoyer Goal Puck – Only Weeks After The Summit Series. Anything To Take Your Mind Off The Washington Game.”

  1. Dennis,

    Awesome puck! I’m beginning to think i might have somebody who can rival my collection in town. You have some of the coolest pieces of memorabilia I’ve ever seen. Like I’ve said before, we really need to get together one of these days and look at both are collections.

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