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1980 US OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAM - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: BUZZ SCHNEIDER, JIM CRAIG, MIKE ERUZIONE, JOHN HARRINGTON, STEVE JANASZAK, JACK O'CALLAHAN, KEN MORROW, MARK JOHNSON, PHIL VERCHOTA, CRAIG PATRICK - HFSID 286207

 
MIRACLE ON ICE: U.S. OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAM OF 1980
Color photo of team members celebrating their semifinal victory over the heavily favored Soviet team, signed by 10 team members, most adding their numbers. Sports Illustrated put this photo image on its cover without a caption. None was needed.
Photograph signed: "Jack/O'Callahan/USA/1980", "John/Harrington/#28", "Mark/Johnson", "Craig Patrick", "Mike Eruzione", "Phil Verchota/#27", "Jim Craig/#30", "Ken Morrow/3", "Buzz Schneider/#25", "Steve Janaszak/#1". In all 10 signers. Color, 8x10. In February 1980, the US Olympic Hockey team defeated the heavily favored Soviet team in the semi-finals of the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, going on to beat Finland for the gold medal. The US team, composed of college and amateur players (though several had futures in the NHL) came from behind twice to defeat a Soviet team which had won the gold at all of the last four Winter Olympics, going 27-1-1 over that stretch. Although technically amateurs themselves, the Soviet players had far more experience, and had been regularly beating teams composed of players from the NHL. The US team came from behind to win 4-3, and as time expired, breathless sportscaster Al Michaels exclaimed, "Do you believe in miracles! Miracles on ice." Pravda did not report the results of the game, and the Soviet players did not turn in their silver medals to have their names inscribed. Sports Illustrated printed this photo on its cover of March 3 without caption. Everyone in America knew what it represented. Fine condition.


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1980 US OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAM   BUZZ SCHNEIDER   JIM CRAIG   MIKE ERUZIONE   JOHN HARRINGTON   STEVE JANASZAK   JACK O'CALLAHAN   KEN MORROW   MARK JOHNSON   PHIL VERCHOTA   CRAIG PATRICK  


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BUZZ SCHNEIDER

Film Credits
2004 From Hockey to Hollywood: Actors' Journeys (in person), 2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 1981 Miracle on Ice (Other), 1980 Do You Belive in Miracles (in person)


JIM CRAIG
Born: May 31, 1957 in North Easton, Massachusetts

Film Credits
2013 The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (in person), 2010/I Now Here (in person), 2010 The Making of 'Now Here' (in person), 2006 The First Miracle: 1960 US Olympic Hockey Team (Other), 2004 From Hockey to Hollywood: Actors' Journeys (in person), 2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2001 Do You Believe in Miracles The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (in person), 2000-2002 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1981 Miracle on Ice (Other), 1980 Do You Belive in Miracles (in person)


MIKE ERUZIONE
Born: October 25, 1954 in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Film Credits
2013 Today (in person), 2013 The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (in person), 2010 Small Town, Big Dreams: Lake Placid's Olympic Story (in person), 2008 Captain's Corner (in person), 2007 The Game Plan (Performer), 2007 18th Annual American Century Championship (in person), 2006 The First Miracle: 1960 US Olympic Hockey Team (Other), 2006 The Apprentice (in person), 2006 Lake Placid: An Olympic History (in person), 2006 17th Annual American Century Championship (in person), 2005 City Confidential (in person), 2005 16th Annual American Century Championship (in person), 2004-2005 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2004 From Hockey to Hollywood: Actors' Journeys (in person), 2003 Jim McKay: My World in My Words (Other), 2001 Do You Believe in Miracles The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (in person), 1982 Starcade (in person), 1981 Miracle on Ice (Other), 1981 Miracle on Ice (Other), 1981 Miracle on Ice (in person), 1980 Do You Belive in Miracles (in person)


JOHN HARRINGTON
Born: May 24, 1957 in Virginia, Minnesota

Film Credits
2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2003 Boyz Up Unauthorized (in person), 2002 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 2001 Do You Believe in Miracles The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (in person), 1981 Miracle on Ice (Other), 1980 Do You Belive in Miracles (in person)


STEVE JANASZAK
Born: January 7, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota



Film Credits
1981 Miracle on Ice (Other), 1980 Do You Belive in Miracles (in person)


JACK O'CALLAHAN
Born: July 24, 1957 in Charlestown, Massachusetts

Film Credits
2004 The Making of 'Miracle' (in person), 2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2001 Do You Believe in Miracles The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (in person), 1981 Miracle on Ice (Other), 1980 Do You Belive in Miracles (in person)


KEN MORROW
Born: October 17, 1956 in Flint, Michigan

United States Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1995

Position: D Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lbs.
Draft: NY Islanders, 4th round (68th overall), 1976 NHL Amateur



Film Credits
2004 Turkey Day (Performer), 2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2002 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1981 Miracle on Ice (Other), 1980 Do You Belive in Miracles (in person)


MARK JOHNSON
Born: September 22, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

United States Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted in 2004

Position: C Shoots: Left
Height: 5-9 Weight: 170 lbs.
Draft: Pittsburgh, 4th round (66th overall), 1977 NHL Amateur



Film Credits
2004 From Hockey to Hollywood: Actors' Journeys (in person), 2002 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 2001 Do You Believe in Miracles The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (in person), 1984 1984 NHL All-Star Game (in person), 1981 Miracle on Ice (Other)


PHIL VERCHOTA
Born: December 28, 1956 in Duluth, Minnesota

Film Credits
2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 1981 Miracle on Ice (Other), 1980 Do You Belive in Miracles (in person)


CRAIG PATRICK
Born: May 20, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan

Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted in 2001

United States Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1996

Position: RW Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 lbs.
As Coach: 4 Yrs, 66-81-22, 154 Pts (Full Record)

Career:
Signed as a free agent to five-game amateur tryout contract by Montreal Voyageurs (AHL), February 24, 1971. Signed as a free agent by California, October 6, 1971. Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to St. Louis by California with Stan Gilbertson for Warren Williams and Dave Gardner, November 11, 1974. Traded to Kansas City by St. Louis with Denis Dupere and cash for Lynn Powis and Kansas City's 2nd round choice (Brian Sutter) in 1976 Amateur Draft, June 18, 1975. WHA rights traded to Minnesota (WHA) by Calgary (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Washington after Minnesota (WHA) franchise folded, February 1, 1977.
Served as University of Denver's Director of Athletics, 1986-1989.



Film Credits
2005 Fearless (in person), 2002 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 2001 Do You Believe in Miracles The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (in person)


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