In the summer of 1979 some of the best college hockey players went to Colorado Springs to tryout for the 1980 Olympic Hockey Team. The team had all week to hold tryouts but head coach Herb Brooks picked his team in 2 days. hen asked why he didn’t use the entire week he answered “I wasn’t looking for the best players, I was looking for the right ones”
This picture was taken right as the clock hit 0:00 in the third period
"Great moments are born from great opportunities.
The Cold War (1947 - 1991) was the tense relationship between the United States (and its allies), and the Soviet Union (the USSR and its allies) between the end of World War II and the demise of the Soviet Union. At the time the Soviet Union had the best hockey team in the world. This meant that the game between the Soviet Union and USA would be a crazy one. Since the 1960s, Russia had completely dominated world hockey. They set the standards for how to play what kind of shots to take
The Soviet team had won the previous four Olympic hockey golds, going back to 1964, and had not lost an Olympic hockey game since 1968. Three days before the Lake Placid Games began, the Soviets destroyed the U.S. team 10-3 in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Americans looked scrappy, but few blamed them for it their average age, after all, was only 22, and their team captain, Mike Eruzione, was recruited from the Toledo Blades of the International League.
One thing that interested me in the book is the amount of detail he used in the book. He really painted a picture. The books has so much detail that I don't need lean anything more.
Wayne Coffey is an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Daily News and the author of Winning Sounds Like This, among other books. He lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York. I like the way he rights because he makes you feel like your actually there.