Miracle on Ice Stories Sought

It’s been called the greatest sports moment of the century. The Miracle on Ice, Feb. 22, 1980, when the U.S hockey team, made up of 20 college kids, upset the Soviets 4-3 during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y., on their way to winning the improbable gold medal. Now it’s your turn to tell your story—where you were during that historic day that united the nation? How did that win against the Soviets inspire you?

Do you have a story to tell about that day? If you do, submit your story to the United States’ goaltender Jim Craig, jimcraigbook@optonline.net, for your chance to tell your story in an upcoming book of the memories about that game with the Soviets.

What do you remember about the morale of the country at the time of the victory? Maybe you remember where you were and what you were doing. Or maybe this win served to inspire your life.

The two winning stories will receive a Miracle movie poster, personally signed by Craig. The deadline is May 31, 2011. By submitting your essay, you’re granting permission to publish your story.

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  1. Anonymous

    Hello: I vividly remember The hockey game in the 1980 Olympic Games. Our son Jeremy was Mite on the Rome Youth Hockey team. That moment started an life long point of fun and intertanment in our familys lives. I became a AHAUS certifyed coach and became very active in sports to inspier our childerens lives. We only live 3 hours from Lake Placid and have been there many times. I even coached a Squirt Team in a tournament on the very ice you young men made history. Our son went on and was on the 25 and 0 N.Y.State Champion Div 1 team 2 Yrs. in a row. He was also the Captian of the Rome Free Academy Hockey . He then went on and played every game for 4 Yrs. on the SUNY CORTLAND Hockey team. He graduated in 4 Yrs. with a degree in Enviro Scienes with minoes in Biology and Computer Science. The strenth instilled in acheiving a GOAL in life carried on in his and our familys life from that forward. He is a very succefull person and a dedicated family man to this day. His lesson in “Learning what you have to do, Do what you have to do,to succeed in LIFE will make Everyones lives BETTER. Hockey is still a very important part of our family as our Megan who grew up with Hockey, her son and our Grandson Zachary Wells has been on the SNOW BELT LEAGUE in Central N. Y. Championship teams for the past 2 Yrs. Sincerly Gary an Agnes Koster 604 W. Thomas St Rome N.Y. 13440 e-mail kostergary@yahoo.com PS It is amazing that such a MOMENT IN HISTORY CAN EFFECT SO MANY LIVES

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