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The "Miracle on Ice" refers to a medal-round game during the men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, played between the hosting United States, and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union. Finishing the first period tied at 2–2, and the Soviets leading 3-2 following the second, the U. team scored two more goals to take their first lead during the third and final period, winning the game 4-3 in a major upset against the Cold War rival. Likewise, the Soviet Union took the silver medal by beating Sweden. Equally well-known was the television call of the final seconds of the game by Al Michaels for ABC, in which he famously declared in the final seconds, "Do you believe in miracles?! " In 1999, Sports Illustrated named the "Miracle on Ice" the top sports moment of the 20th century.

Green called the battle a "sour moment," reported , and Briana's own coach had the worst criticism of all: "It's one thing to look down the road and make your decision based on what you think can happen with somebody," Shelton said.

Boston University and Minnesota were perennial rivals in college hockey and the hostility carried over from some of the players on the Olympic team for the first few months.

But part of Brooks' selection process was a 300-question psychological test that would give him insight on how every player would react under stress. It would be the youngest team in the Olympic tournament.

The Soviet Union entered teams of athletes who were all nominally students, soldiers, or working in a profession, but many of whom were in reality paid by the state to train on a full-time basis.

The Soviet Union entered the Lake Placid games as the heavy favorite, having won the previous four ice hockey gold medals dating back to the 1964 games.

Green called the battle a "sour moment," reported , and Briana's own coach had the worst criticism of all: "It's one thing to look down the road and make your decision based on what you think can happen with somebody," Shelton said.Boston University and Minnesota were perennial rivals in college hockey and the hostility carried over from some of the players on the Olympic team for the first few months.But part of Brooks' selection process was a 300-question psychological test that would give him insight on how every player would react under stress. It would be the youngest team in the Olympic tournament.The Soviet Union entered teams of athletes who were all nominally students, soldiers, or working in a profession, but many of whom were in reality paid by the state to train on a full-time basis.The Soviet Union entered the Lake Placid games as the heavy favorite, having won the previous four ice hockey gold medals dating back to the 1964 games.The team consisted primarily of professional players with significant experience in international play. The Americans scored two goals against him before he was pulled from the game at the end of the first period.