"Miracle on Ice" is the name for a medal-round men's ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, on Friday, 2/22. Team USA, made up of amateur & collegiate players & led by coach Herb Brooks, defeated the Soviet Union national team, who had won nearly every world championship & Olympic tournament since 1954. Team USA went on to win the gold medal by winning its last match over Finland. The Soviet Union took the silver medal by beating Sweden in its final game.
Perhaps the most well known hockey moment in United States history. This is a picture of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey team celebrating their victory over the Soviet Union, considered to be the best team in the world. This was a major upset and their elation is evident