30 Year Anniversary of the MIRACLE

Do you remember the MIRACLE? – where were you? How old? Was it sugnificant in your memory. These are the things everyone is talking about with the 2010 Winter Olympics and it being 30 years since the Men’s USA Hockey Team beat the Russians. I remember it – I remember the pride this nation felt.

Today is the First Game of the 2010 USA Hockey Team – Starts at 3pm eastern on the USA Network of all others. Let’s root OUR TEAM on! U.S.A. – U.S.A. – U.S.A. !!!!!!!

The “Miracle on Ice” was a medal-round men’s ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, on February 22. The United States team, made up of amateur and collegiate players and led by coach Herb Brooks, defeated the Soviet team, which was considered the best hockey team in the world.

The US went on to win the gold medal by winning their final match over Finland, who finished 4th. The Soviet Union took the silver medal by beating Sweden in their final game. As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations in 2008, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) picked the Miracle on Ice as the number-one international hockey story of the century.[1]

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