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December 23, 1987

With less than two months to go before the Winter Olympics at Calgary, the Canadian Olympic hockey team scored a major victory, defeating Finland, 4-1, to win the Izvestia tournament at Moscow.

It was the first time Canada won the Izvestia gold medal in the 21-year history of the competition.

The Canadians--with their biggest offensive output in the six-team round-robin event--finished with a 4-1 record.

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