Today is the anniversary of "The Miracle on Ice"...February 22, 1980. I wasn't a huge Hockey fan, but as a 15 year old boy growing up in the Northeast, Olympic Hockey was the ultimate! The Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, NY and the USA Hockey team was made up of a bunch of no-name college players with a whole ton of heart. The Russian Red Machine had won 8 of the last 9 Olympic Hockey gold medals, including the past 4 in a row. They haden't lost an Olympic hockey game since 1968...and were clearly the best hockey team in the world and the clear favorite to win the Gold Medal. I remember it like it was yesterday!
|A picture speaks a million words...Jim Craig|
|The ultimate Captain...Mike Eruzione|