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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bob McVey, 1960 Olympic Hockey Team


Associated Press File Photo

 From left to right are (first row): Jack McCarten; Herb Brooks, Weldy Olson, Paul Johnson, Richard Meredith, Harry Batchelder, Larry Palmer; (second row) Jim Claypool, manager; Rod Paavola, Harry Berg, Bob McVey, Roger Christian, William Christian, Ben Bertini, trainer, Jack Riley, coach; (third row) Tom Williams, Bob Owen, Dave Outerbridge, Bob Depuis; Gene Graziam; Larry Alm; Jakc Kirrane

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The “Miracle on Ice” performance by USA Hockey in 1980 gets the notoriety. Often forgotten by the mainstream is the fact that the 1960 U.S. Olympic team pulled off the same feat first.

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union was on the verge of disaster in 1960 when the countries met on the ice in Squaw Valley, Calif. Hamden’s Bob McVey was a second-line left wing that day, helping Team USA to a monumental 3-2 upset victory.
Read Chip Malafronte's complete story.

McVey's Olympic profile page

USA Hockey Magazine looks back to 1960 team (with photo of McVey)

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Two videos from YouTube on the 1960 Forgotten Miracle team


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