Olympic Gold Medal
Bob Suter, a member of the “Miracle On Ice” team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the age of 57. The Wild announced Suter’s death and called him “a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed.” The team did not disclose other details.
An Olympic gold medal earned by a player on the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 U.S. Olympic team has been auctioned for nearly $263,000. It belonged to Mark Pavelich, who had the assist on Mike Eruzione’s game-winning goal for Team USA against the Soviet Union.
When everyone talks about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team winning the gold medal, they think of the Americans beating the Russians.