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
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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 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
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.