RICHMOND, Va. -- Team USA’s victory over the Soviet Union in 1980 was the first hockey I can remember watching and, as happened to many kids of my generation, it made a distinct impression.
Living in the sticks, without access to cable, hockey was nearly impossible to find on TV, so it was four long years before I’d get to watch the sport again, Unfortunately, Team USA’s effort in Sarajevo in 1984 left a lot to be desired, resulting in a seventh-place finish.
Still, the seeds of my fandom had been planted, and though it’d be years until I could watch the sport with regularity, the excitement that I felt watching the Miracle on Ice was very much intact.
Do you believe in miracles? How could you not?
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