Case 6

Mike Eruzione

Captain of Olympic Miracle on Ice Team

MIKE ERUZIONE  (1954 -          )


Mike Eruzione was the Captain of the gold medal Team USA Hockey Team of the 1980 Olympics which beat the Russian team in an unexpected and stunning victory.  Eruzione's winning goal against the Soviet Union has become one of the most played highlights in American sports, and was voted the greatest highlight of all time by ESPN viewers in March 2008


After the Olympics, Eruzione decided not to play professional hockey, but stay involved becoming a television announcer and returning to his alma mater Boston University as assistant coach and  now serves as Director of Special Outreach.