Category Sport History

Miracle on Ice– The Culture Shift to Shock The Nation

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Coach Herb Brooks The year was 1980. The Cold War was well underway, money was tight, times were tough, and morale was low. Doused in sweat, tears, and dreams sat the team who shifted the nation with a singular sports win, later to be deemed “The Miracle on Ice.” 44 years later, we continue to assess the culture of the USA hockey team, and the key to their unbelievable win against the Soviets that fateful winter night.