Ice-Breaker: The ’72 Summit Series

Ice-Breaker: The ’72 Summit Series

Marking the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, the games that captured the hearts and imaginations of a nation. This timely film reflects back on the realities of the Cold War, using archival footage and new interviews to give a fresh perspective on the games that helped secure hockey’s place in our national identity.

Robbie Hart’s documentary weaves together the narratives of fans, broadcasters, politicians and diplomats, NHL hockey legends, and Soviet players to tell the story of the ’72 Summit Series and the final game that brought the country to a standstill.

Awards and Nominations

Lunenburg Doc Fest 2022 – Official Selection
Calgary International Film Festival 2022 – Official Selection


Robbie Hart


English, Russian (English subtitles)

Film Details

2022, 90 min

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