The late Bill Goldsworthy was an aggressive forward who got into 3 games in the
tournament, but is best remembered for taking 2 penalties early in game four,
both of which resulted in Soviet power play goals by team captain Boris
Goldsworthy's undisciplined play
didn't help Canada, although Canada was never in the game. The Vancouver fans
booed their very own Team Canada off the ice, which upset the players,
especially Goldsworthy. Goldie, who made up for his penalties by notching the
opening goal of the third period, was quoted as saying "I couldn't believe
how the fans turned on us. I'm ashamed to be Canadian."
The charismatic Goldsworthy, who
wore #9 in the series - a number which undoubtedly would have been worn by Bobby
Hull had he been allowed to play, was best known as one of the brightest stars
in Minnesota North Star history. In fact the North Stars retired his number 8 in
By 1994 Goldsworthy became ill and
was shocked to learn he had AIDS. By 1996 he became gravely ill and passed away
at the early age of 51.