Saturday, February 27, 2010

1960 Olympic Hockey Tournament

Today Feb 27th 1960 the US upset the vaunted Soviet Union in Olympic ice hockey 3-2 in Squaw Valley, California.
This win would guarantee at least a silver medal for the US and they would knock off the Czechoslovakian team the next day win the 1960 Gold medal and be declared World Champions by the IIHF.
The 1960 US Hockey team did not lose a game the entire Olympic tournament going 7-0 and beat in succession Sweden, Germany, Canada, USSR and Czechoslovakia for the Gold.
This has been called "The Forgotten Miracle" in relation to the 1980 "Miracle on Ice".

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