This was America’s first Olympic Gold Medal in Hockey. We’ve all heard of the ‘miracle on ice’ story of the 1980 Gold Medal US hockey team. You don’t ever really hear about the 1960 Gold Medal US hockey team.
The 1960 were major underdogs to the top rated Canadians, Russians, Swedish, & Czechs. The Americans beat all four of those teams and won 7 games in a row to bring home their first Olympic gold medal in hockey.
Bill Christian’s third period game winning goal to defeat the Soviet Union on the way to gold at the 1960 Winter Olympics.
The USA only has 2 Olympic gold medals in hockey: 1960 & 1980.
Talk about hardcore; these guy ain’t wearing helmets nor eye protection. Cool.