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A Reunion For Team USA After 40 Years

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Most of the Boys of Winter are well into their 60s now, with Lake Placid, the Russians, and Olympic glory a footnote to cherish in perpetuity with grandchildren and buddies at the golf course.

Next month will mark the 40th anniversary — say it quickly, the old hockey injuries will hurt less — of Team USA’s stunning win over the CCCP and its subsequent gold medal triumph over Finland at the 1980 Winter Games.

To celebrate it all once again, the sons of Herb Brooks will convene in the simmering hockey hotbed of Las Vegas on Feb. 21-22, kicking off their “Relive the Miracle 2020” weekend with a meet-and-greet among some 3,000 Golden Knights season ticket-holders, and then appearing in a full staged presentation before as many as 12,000 flag-waving Yanks inside the Thomas & Mack Center.

The final touch: an appearance at T-Mobile Arena during a game between the Golden Knights and the Florida Panthers. It was a 21-team NHL in 1980 and those two clubs weren’t even a glimmer in league president John Ziegler’s eye when Mike Eruzione & Co. sent Vladislav Tretiak et al. limping back to Red Square.

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