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Mike Eruzione 1980 US Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist

Elected as the captain of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic hockey team, Mike Eruzione led the United States team to its gold nedal victory. He scored the winning goal in the "Miracle on Ice" game against the heavily favored team from the Soviet Union.

A native of Massachusetts, Mike was well-known as a local sports talent, being on all-scholastic teams in baseball, football and hockey. At Boston University, Mike captained his senior year hockey team and finished as the third leading scorer in B.U. history.

For all four years that Mike played at B.U., his team won the Eastern Collegiate Championships. He was also cited as best defensive forward in the East all four years and was inducted into the Boston University Hall of Fame.

After graduation, Mike joined the U.S. National Team and then played for two years with the Toledo Goldiggers of the International Hockey League, maintaining his amateur status. In the IHL he was voted the McKenzie Award, which is annually presented to the most outstanding American born hockey player in the league.

After the spectacular Olympic victory, Mike spent several years in New York and New Jersey as a commentator for the Madison Square Garden Communications Network. He provided coverage of the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils games and also did special interviews with players and coaches.

In 1984, Mike was seen broadcasting for ABC Sports for both the Winter and Summer Olympics from Sarajevo and Los Angeles, and again in Calgary for the 1988 Winter Olympics. In 1992 Mike went to Albertville, France for the Winter Olympics and in 1994 Mike was seen in Lillehammer, Norway for the Winter Olympics.

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