AUDIO: Mike Eruzione Talks Olympic Hockey

By Andre Khatchaturian
BU News Service

Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 United States men’s national ice hockey team, joined Andre Khatchaturian and Alex Hyacinthe on WTBU Radio to discuss the legacy and impact the Miracle on Ice had on American hockey. Labeled as heavy underdogs against the Soviets, Eruzione and the Americans pulled off an improbable victory, coming back from a 3-2 deficit to win 4-3 against a powerful USSR team to advance to the gold medal game against Finland. That game is best remembered for Eruzione’s go-ahead goal in the third period and legendary broadcaster Al Michaels’ call as the clock struck zero.

Eruzione and the Americans would go on to defeat Finland in the gold medal game and win their first gold in 20 years. They have not won the gold medal since then.