This morning, in a preliminary round Sochi Olympics hockey match, the USA defeated Russia. It’s hard for any American not to reference the “Miracle on Ice” whenever the hockey teams of Russia and the U.S. play in the Olympics. Today, however, such teams are made up of NHL players from both countries, something quite different from the dynamics of that 1980 Lake Placid match.
Here are another couple of miracles:
(1) My wife and I attended the game in Lake Placid.
(2) I’ve been blogging so long, that it has been 12 years since I first described the experience on this blog. Here’s a link to a 2010 “repeat” post where I re-ran the original post with some updates.