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Soviet Union 9, Canada 4

August 22, 1987

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) _ Right winger Sergei Svetlov scored two goals and assisted on two more Saturday, leading the Soviet Union over Canada 9-4 in a pre-tournament Canada Cup hockey game.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux scored all four Canadian goals.

Yuri Khmylev, Igor Larionov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Aleksandr Semak, Valeri Kamensky, Andrei Lomakin and Andrei Khomutov also scored for the Soviet Union, which broke to 2-0 lead by the end of the first period and increased its lead to 4-1 after two periods.

The loss was Canada’s first after six straight exhibition wins - four over the United States and two over the Canadian Olympic team.

Canada plays Czechoslovakia Sunday afternoon and completes its exhibition schedule against the Soviets on Tuesday night in Calgary.

A crowd of 11,100 had little to cheer about until Lemieux scored three consecutive goals in less than five minutes late in the game to move Canada within 7-4.

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