IHLC Classics: The Miracle On Ice

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 celebrate the 35th anniversary of perhaps the most historic game in international hockey, “The Miracle on Ice.”

usa-11 United States 4-3 Soviet Union ussr-11
Olympic Medal Round
Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid usa-11
Friday, February 22, 1980

It has been consistently voted one of, if not the, top moment in American sports history. The IIHF named it their #1 moment in their history as part of their 100th anniversary celebration in 2008. The game is still used as a source of inspiration for players of all sports across the world, and it helped to inspire a new generation of American hockey players and fans watching the upset of the century unfold. Yes, the game where an upstart American squad of amateur and college players, who shocked the Soviets, and the world, en route to Olympic Gold and the International Hockey Lineal Championship.

Do you believe in miracles?
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