Posts Tagged With: david ayres

image of David Ayres, emergency backup goalie
February 23, 2020

Do You Believe in Miracles? Not when it comes to the 1980 US Men’s Hockey Team.

If you know anything about hockey, just from pop culture – you probably know two things. The Mighty Ducks and Miracle – the movie about the 1980 US Men’s Hockey Team. The Miracle on Ice The Men’s Hockey Team defeated the Soviet team. Which was a big deal! Our national team was made up of mostly college players, the youngest team in competition – the USSR had a senior team who trained together constantly. They had that team cohesion and a government back training system and just steamrolled everyone. They’d won the gold the previous 4 Olympics. In the lead…