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.


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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