Miracle on Ice
Mike Harris: ‘That Was the Moment That Made a Whole Lot of People Hockey Fans’

Mike Harris discusses the heroes that came out of the Miracle on Ice game and explains how it created an entire generation of new hockey fans, including young players who went on to play in the NHL because of the inspiring U.S. win. Harris was a young sportswriter covering a NASCAR race on the day the United States played for the gold medal. After the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets on February 22nd, they went on to win the gold medal game against Finland two days later led by Coach Herb Brooks.

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