36 Years Ago Today: Miracle On Ice In Lake PlacidSome still regard it as the single greatest moment in American sports history. On this day 36 years ago, the "Miracle on Ice" took place in Lake Placid, New York. On Feb. 22, 1980, the U.S. Olympic hockey team upset the Soviet Union's in a 4-3 victory.
Famous Minnesota Hockey Doctor Attacked Visiting Wife’s GraveThere is not a more beloved or colorful character in the game of ice hockey. Since 1958, Dr. George Nagobads has stitched up and healed players from Golden Gophers to Olympic gold medalists.
Movie Blog: Top 10 Greatest Hockey Movies EverPreviously, I've counted down the best baseball movies, the best football movies, and the best basketball movies of all time. Heck, I've even covered the best movies featuring archery. Why did it take me this long to get to the best movies about hockey?
1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Reunites In Lake PlacidThe ovation wasn't quite as deafening as it was 35 years ago. It was riveting, nonetheless, for Dave Christian and his old Olympic buddies, together again to celebrate their Miracle on Ice.
'Miracle' Mementos: Brooks' Olympic Stuff Up For AuctionThe "Miracle on Ice" was a triumph years in the making under the careful, demanding and creative guidance of coach Herb Brooks. Some of the documents that were part of the improbable U.S. victory over the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics are now for sale, along with a bunch of other belongings of the late hockey great.
Hockey Fans Cheer Team USA At Blaine's Herb Brooks CenterSaturday's Olympic hockey match-up between Team USA and Russia had many thinking back 34 years ago to the "Miracle on Ice" game at Lake Placid. So it was only fitting that a viewing party was held at the Herb Brooks Training Center at the Schwan's Super Rink in Blaine, with dozens of hockey fans in attendance. "You get to see the best players," said fan Brian Maloney. "It's fun to watch them play the Russians with all the history and stuff."
Hockey Legend Lou Nanne Sends Congrats To Team USAUSA's Olympic hockey team beat Russia 3-2 in a stunning shootout Saturday. The arena in Sochi was packed to overflowing with fans of both nations, jovially posing for photos and comparing their colorful sweaters. The Russians waved hundreds of flags, blew horns and banged drums from the first moments of warm-ups. Hockey legend and former Golden Gopher Lou Nanne was team captain during the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. He says Saturday's game was quite a spectacle.
Hockey Day Celebrated Across Minnesota The all-day celebration of Minnesota's official sport is underway across the State of Hockey on Saturday. Outdoor hockey is at its finest at picturesque Handke Pit in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz says it's a special venue with a lot of history. "You know, it's kind of a rebirth of how the sport was born. It's just a unique type of thing," Dietz said.
St. Paul’s Johnson High Celebrates 100 Years Of HockeySince 1913, hockey players in St. Paul have been proudly putting on a jersey with the name "Johnson" stitched onto the front. Saturday, current and alumni players from Johnson High School laced up their skates to celebrate the program's longevity. Johnson has gone to 22 state tournaments, winning four of them. One of the school's most notable graduates is hockey legend Herb Brooks, who coached the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey team.
2 Coaches, 1 Winning Style At St. Thomas AcademyTen years ago, two brothers -- Tom and Greg Vannelli -- took over as coaches of the St. Thomas Academy hockey team.
Pick-A-Side: Best Minnesotan AthleteThe land of 10,000 lakes is also home to just as many athletes -- but which are the best all-time Minnesotan stars?
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