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A Miracle Comes to Connecticut

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It one of the greatest moments in Olympics history, maybe in all of sports - the 1980 Miracle on Ice. 
The U.S. Men's Hockey team were clear underdogs going into the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and yet pulled off one of the greatest upsets in history - beating the bigger, more experienced Soviet Union team, and eventually defeating Finland for the Gold Medal.
Tonight at the Connecticut Whale game, members of the 1980 U.S. Men's Hockey team will be on hand to sign autographs, including Steve Janaszak, who was the backup goalie for the gold medal team. We spoke with Janaszak  recently about his gold medal experience, and his connection to the coach for the gold medal team Herb Brooks.

Ray Hardman is Connecticut Public’s Arts and Culture Reporter. He is the host of CPTV’s Emmy-nominated original series “Where Art Thou?” Listeners to Connecticut Public Radio may know Ray as the local voice of “Morning Edition”, and later of “All Things Considered.”

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