The Other “Miracle” Night Thread

The Miracle on Ice wasn’t the first time Team USA beat a heavily favored Team USSR on the way to a Gold Medal in Ice Hockey. On February 27th 1960 at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics the US shocked the Soviets 3-2 in the semifinals. Bill Christian, on an assist from his brother Roger, scored the eventual game winning goal in the 15th minute of the third period.

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Team USA would go on to beat Czechoslovakia the next morning to guarantee the Gold, Team USA’s first Hockey Gold Medal. the Soviets would be routed  Team Canada; settling for the bronze

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