It was 32 years ago today that a bunch of Big Ten kids (and a couple of guys from Boston U) beat the greatest hockey team in the world.
To that point, it was the best day in my 9-year-old life.
Here are the Big Ten players from that team:
Minnesota: Mike Ramsey, Rob McClanahan, Bill Baker, Neal Broten, Steve Christoff, Steve Janaszak, Buzz Schneider, Eric Strobel, Phil Verchota, coach Herb Brooks.
Wisconsin: Mark Johnson, Bob Suter.
Jim Craig was my favorite player from the 1980 Olympic team (I played goalie at the time, and he gave me an autographed stick for my birthday nine months after this game was played).
Among position players, Rob McClanahan was my favorite. Not sure why.
Here’s the video:
- ‘Icons’ spotlight shines on Herb Brooks (btn.com)