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39 Year Anniversary Of The U.S. Hockey Team Winning The Olympic Gold Medal

February 24, 2019

Today marks the 39 year anniversary of the United States Olympic hockey team winning the gold medal at Lake Placid, New York on February 24, 1980.

The “gold medal” clincher was a Sunday morning start vs Finland and was covered live by ABC-TV (Though ABC-TV was in commercial for a key United States team goal).

Two days earlier, in a game not covered live by ABC, the United States team “semi’d” a truly great Russian team.

I had the pleasure and honor to meet and interview many members of that U.S. team, years later. More on that in an upcoming post.


Ken Morrow, pictured above, was not only a member of the U.S. gold medal winning team, but months later a member of the first of 4 straight New York Islanders’ Stanley Cup title teams. Morrow played on all four of those teams (1980-1983).



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