Summit re-enactment was scarily accurate

1972 Summit Series.com and Decisive-Action Sports, creators of CLASSIC HOCKEY, replayed the 1972 Summit Series in September 2002 as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations. 

Canada came from behind to win the replay 4-3-1, just like they did 30 years ago. But in our look back at the replay, it becomes obvious that the final result wasn't the only eerie similarity.

As seen in the tables below, the dice-game Classic Hockey replayed the series with great accuracy. This is due to the game's intimate attention to team details. 

Re-Enactment Game Results
Game 8 - Canada 3 - Soviet Union 1
Game 7 - Soviet Union 4 - Canada 3

Game 6 - Canada 5 - Soviet Union 3
Game 5 - Soviet Union 7 - Canada 3
Game 4 - Canada 4 - Soviet Union 3
Game 3 - Soviet Union 4 - Canada 4
Game 2 - Canada 4 - Soviet Union 1
Game 1 - Soviet Union 6 - Canada 4 

Canada Wins Replay Series 4-3-1

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Not only did the series come down to a decisive game, but you'll notice all major statistical categories are similar as well. The scoring leaders, goaltending statistics and specialty team statistics all resulted in accurate results in the replay as compared to the actual series.

1972 Summit Series.com gives this product a thumbs up. Other games I've seen Classic Hockey replay result in deadly accurate results as well - be it NHL, international or other major hockey leagues. 

One of the neatest features is the ability to make dream matches. We can replay the 1988 Oilers vs. 1972 Bruins, or the 1956 Canadiens vs. the 2002 Red Wings.

Perhaps the best endorsement this product has gotten is from bookies. Such people are very interested in Classic Hockey because of the ability to replay games so accurately.

1972 (Actual)

2002 (Replay)

Series Winner: Canada, 4-3-1 

Top 5 Scorers (Soviet Union):

Aleksandr Yakushev 7 G, 4 A, 11 Pts
Vladimir Shadrin 3 G, 5 A, 8 Pts
Valery Kharlamov 3 G, 4 A, 7 Pts
Vladimir Petrov 3 G, 4 A, 7 Pts
Yuri Liapkin 1 G, 5 A, 6 Pts

Top 5 Scorers (Canada):

Phil Esposito 7 G, 6 A, 13 Pts
Paul Henderson 7 G, 3 A, 10 Pts
Bobby Clarke 2 G, 4 A, 6 Pts
Yvan Cournoyer 3 G, 2 A, 5 Pts
Brad Park 1 G, 4 A, 5 Pts

Goalie Records (Soviet Union):

Vladislav Tretiak (3-4-1)
8 Gm, 31 GA, 3.87 GAA
236 Sv, 267 Sh, 0.883 Sv%

Goalie Records (Canada):

Ken Dryden (2-2)
4 Gm, 13 GA, 3.25 GAA
104 Sv, 117 sh, 0.888 Sv%

Tony Esposito (2-1-1)
4 Gm, 19 GA, 4.75 GAA
91 Sv, 110 Sh, 0.827 Sv%

Power-Play Efficiency:

Soviet Union 9-for-38 (23.7%)
Canada 2-for-23 (8.7%)

Scoring by Periods:

Soviet Union 9-12-11 = 32
Canada 9-10-12 = 31

Series Winner: Canada, 4-3-1 

Top 5 Scorers (Soviet Union):

Aleksandr Yakushev 5 G, 5 A, 10 Pts
Vladimir Petrov 3 G, 7 A, 10 Pts
Vladimir Shadrin 3 G, 6 A, 9 Pts
Valery Kharlamov 4 G, 3 A, 7 Pts
Vladimir Vikulov 4 G, 3 A, 7 Pts

Top 5 Scorers (Canada):

Bobby Clarke 0 G, 9 A, 9 Pts
Phil Esposito 7 G, 1 A, 8 Pts
Dennis Hull 5 G, 3 A, 8 Pts
Paul Henderson 6 G, 1 A, 7 Pts
Ron Ellis 1 G, 5 A, 6 Pts

Goalie Records (Soviet Union):

Vladislav Tretiak (3-4-1)
8 Gm, 29 GA*, 3.63 GAA (*excluding1 EN goal) 194 Sv, 223 Sh, 0.870 Sv%

Goalie Records (Canada):

Ken Dryden (3-1)
4 Gm, 12 GA*, 3.00 GAA (*excluding 1 EN goal) 108 Sv, 120 Sh, 0.900 Sv%

Tony Esposito (1-2-1)
4 Gm, 16 GA, 4.00 GAA
115 Sv, 131 Sh, 0.878 Sv%

Power-Play Efficiency:

Soviet Union 11-for-40 (27.5%)
Canada 2-for-22 (9.1%)

Scoring by Periods:

Soviet Union 7-13-9 = 29
Canada 5-15-10 = 30