Entire 1980 USA Hockey Team to Return to Lake Placid Feb. 21
LAKE PLACID, adirondacks usa — All 19 members from the famed 1980 USA Hockey Team will return to Lake Placid to relive their “Miracle on Ice” moment on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Over the last 35 years, the players from this team have gathered together in other parts of the country and several have even returned to Lake Placid to be together with family or participate in events. But on Saturday, Feb. 21, for the first-time ever, the entire squad, every member of that team, will be together in the host village of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games to celebrate their improbable march to Olympic gold.
Saturday’s Relive the Miracle Celebration gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the Herb Brooks-1980 Arena, the same arena where the team stunned the world, beating the Soviet Union 4-3, in the game that’s known worldwide as the “Miracle on Ice.”
Tickets are on sale now, for just $19.80, and can be purchased through the Olympic Center box office by calling (518) 523-3330. VIP tickets are also available by calling 518-302-5375. Doors open for general admission ticketed fans at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by 11-time Emmy Award winner Todd Walsh the audience, as well as the players from the famed 1980 USA Hockey Team, will travel back to that fateful and historic day through segments and programs entitled “The Journey,” “The Steps,” “The Miracle,” and “The Gold.”
The evening will be an emotional one, as it will conclude with the raising of fallen teammate Bob Suter’s jersey to the rafters of the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena. Suter, 57, is the first member of the team to pass away, after suffering a heart attack in September of last year.
The 19 members of the 1980 USA Hockey Team include Bill Baker, Neal Broten, Dave Christian, Jim Craig, Steve Christoff, Mike Eruzione, Steve Janaszek, Mark Johnson, John Harrington, Rob McClanahan, Ken Morrow, Jack O’Callahan, Mark Pavelich, Mike Ramsey, Buzz Schneider, Dave Silk, Eric Strobel, Phil Verchota and Mark Wells.