Posts Tagged ‘Lake Placid

07
May
09

“Do You Believe In Miracles!!?? YEEESSSS!!”

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If you’re a hockey fan, and I mean a real hockey fan, then you obviously know the title of this post is from Al Michaels’ play-by-play call of the historic 1980 Men’s Olympic Hockey semi final match-up between USA and Russia (at the time, the USSR), in the upstate New York Olympic Village of Lake Placid.  The United States pulled off the  big upset in dramatic fashion on their way to the gold medal, and to this day I get goosebumps EVERY time I hear his call of the final seconds.  It is arguably the biggest event in sports history, and definitely Michaels’ most famous play-by-play in his storied career as a sports broadcaster. 

Now, I bring this game up for two reasons: 1) USA beat Finland last night in the IIHF World Championship to advance to one of  Friday’s semifinal contests against the defending champ…you guessed it, Russia; and 2) I stumbled upon this pretty cool 10 minute YouTube video of a different announcer’s call of the game; live, just as he saw it unfold on the afternoon of February 22, 1980 in Lake Placid, NY. The story behind how it came to be is incredible, and I promise worth the read. 

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21
Mar
09

NCAA Playoff Update

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The only game that I caught was the BU-BC game. Not the most exciting game until the third period. BC took a 1-0 lead at the 17:50 minute mark of the 2st period. BU decided halfway through the third period that they wanted to play hockey the following night and scored 3 goals in :44 seconds, a Hockey East tournament record. BC narrowed the score to 3-2 with 5:42 left on the clock but couldn’t tie the game with John Muse pulled for an extra attacker. Final Score: Bu-3 BC-2. Last night was most likely the end of the road for BC this year who needed to win the Hockey East Playoffs if they wanted to go to the big dance. No Hockey East championship for BC + no at large bid for BC = new national champion in 2009…

Here are rest of the results from last night college hockey games:

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20
Mar
09

NCAA Hockey Playoff Weekend

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USCHO.com has a great PairWise Predictor for the Division I games this weekend

Division I

Atlantic Hockey

Rochester, NY

#4 Bentley vs. #1 Air Force

Air force was the number one team in the conference all year but struggled to beat Sacred Heart last weekend.  They did win 3 out 4 meetings this year.

#3 Mercyhurst vs. #2 RIT

This is an even match up however RIT won both games during the regular season.

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