IHLC Classics: Miracle At Salt Lake

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, we take a look at one of the biggest upsets in Olympic hockey history, the “Miracle at Salt Lake.”

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belarus-11 Belarus 4-3 Sweden sweden-11
Olympic Quarterfinal

E Center, West Valley City usa-11
Wednesday, February 20, 2002

With a wild bounce that almost looked to be something out of a cartoon, flying off Tommy Salo’s helmet and trickling into the net, Sweden’s dream of a dominating Gold Medal at the 2002 Olympics quickly was vanquished by an unlikely foe in Belarus, from the stick of an unlikely shooter in Vladimir Kopat, resulting in an unlikely Olympic Semifinalist, and new International Hockey Lineal Champion.
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