The Americans Defeat The Soviet Union In The “Miracle On Ice”
The Soviet hockey team was legendary. They had won the gold medal in every Olympics since 1964 and had regularly destroyed NHL teams in exhibition. The 1980 US hockey team was not an NHL team. They were a collection of college players and no-names, who should have had been crushed by the vastly superior Soviets. But that’s not what happened. The US Team gutted out a victory and Al Michael’s bellowed “Do you believe in miracles?!” as time expired.