Friday, February 24, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 24

February 24, 1980 – Led by coach Herb Brooks, Team USA beat the Finns 4-2 to win the Olympic gold medal at Lake Placid, NY, on this date. More than half of the squad of college players was from Minnesota. “It was only the second time that the U.S. had won the gold medal for hockey – the first time was 20 years ago – and it was the first time since 1964 that the Soviet Union failed to win the medal.”

Minneapolis Tribune; “U.S. six beats Finns for gold”; February 25, 1980; pp. 1C, 3C, 5C.

Herb Brooks

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