On Feb. 22nd, 1980 the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team shocked the Soviets and the world with a 4-3 win in the medal round. Two days later, the U.S. took home Olympic gold. Mark Pavelich is best known for his assist to Mike Eruzione which won the final game in what is now known as the “Miracle on ice.” 43 years later, Mark continues to make vital assists off the ice to help former athletes, veterans and first responders in need of mental health resources through The Ranch – Teammates for life.
A big thank you to KSTP Ch. 5 for this wonderful story that aired on the nightly news. And a big thank you to Mike Eruzione for supporting his teammate’s legacy 43 years later.