The United States Olympic Hockey Team will forever remain etched in our memories as one of the greatest sporting events of all-time. In fact, Sports Illustrated selected the team's victory over the Soviet Union en route to winning the gold medal as the No. 1 sports moment of the 20th century. Yes, 'Field Hockey' is the national game of India. India won his first gold medal of hockey in the olympic. From to ; straight 32 years, India was the Olympic gold medalist in hockey.
Despite being down early in the second period, Steve Christoff got the Americans on the board at with a nice wrister down low. In the end, the Soviet Union and Finland advanced from their group. Anderson — Twelve teams competed in the tournament, which was held from February 12 to By contrast, the United States' team—led by head coach Herb Brooks —consisted exclusively of amateur players, and was the youngest team in the tournament and in U. Primeau Hindmarch , Devaney — Balderis Zhluktov , Skvortsov — Ann Arbor Chronicle.
The victory was voted the greatest sports moment of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated. Andersson Molin , Lundqvist — Christoff O'Callahan PP — The victory became one of the most iconic moments of the Games and in U. The hero this time was Phil Verchota, who took a Dave Christian pass in the left circle and found the back of the net at Golikov —
The style I wanted combined the determined checking of the North American game and the best features of the European game. How do you keep score of a game of hockey? How can you win a game of hockey? In , the medal round was a round-robin , not a single elimination format as it is today. What country won the gold medal for hockey in the Olympics? Sports Illustrated named the team as "Sportsmen of the Year.