By Eric Howald
When Robert Black visited Maple Leaf Gardens 40 years to watch a Team Canada exhibition game, he wandered over to the penalty box when Paul Henderson was sent to the sin bin.
Robert Black with the book on the 1972 Summit Series. (Eric Howald photo)
Black, a photographer, snapped some photos of Henderson and said, “Paul, score one for Kincardine!” Henderson replied, “I think I’ll save them for the series.”
He was good to his word, scoring the winning goal in the final game of the series.
One of those photos Black took of Henderson is featured on the cover of a book on the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series. The Goal That United Canada will start appearing in bookstores Sept. 28. How did Black’s photo end up the front page of the book?
He had heard one the authors of the book, Sean Mitton, interviewed on CFRB Radio in Toronto back in April. He asked listeners to send him e-mails of their memories of the 1972 series against the Russians.
Black sent along his memory of day he took the photos as well as the photo of Henderson. It’s one the 72 stories that are included in the book.
Although Henderson grew up in Lucknow, he was born in Kincardine where Black was also born and raised. That’s why he said, “Paul score one for Kincardine."