Friday, February 22, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 22

February 22, 1980 – The Miracle on Ice Olympic hockey game was played on this date at Lake Placid, NY. Team USA led by coach Herb Brooks won a 4-3 victory over the Russians, who were considered the best hockey team in the world at the time. Team USA was comprised of college hockey players brought together to play in the Olympics, a significant number of them from Minnesota. The Red Army Team of the Soviet Union had six players in their third Olympics, and the Russians had not been beaten in Olympic competition since they lost to Czechoslovakia in 1968. 

Minneapolis Tribune; “It was U-S-A day on the Olympic ice”; February 23, 1980; p. 1A.

Herb Brooks


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