The Making of a Miracle: The Untold Story of the Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal–Winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

Mike Eruzione, the captain of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and scorer of the gold-medal winning goal against Russia, visits Gibson's Bookstore to present his first book, The Making of a Miracle, and tell how a team of college kids and unsigned amateurs beat the elite Soviet hockey team when no one gave them a chance. The Russians had won the previous four gold medals but a combination of pluck, skill, and devil-may-care attitude shocked the world, and delivered the greatest David and Goliath victory in sports history.

Eruzione has lived a hockey life full of unexpected twists and surprising turns. Al Michaels’ famous call in 1980—"do you believe in miracles? YES!"—could have been about Mike himself. Filled with vivid portraits—from his hard-working, irrepressible father to the irascible Herb Brooks to the Russian hall of famers Tretiak, Kharlamov, Makarov, and Fetisov—this lively, fascinating look back is destined to become a sports classic and is a must for hockey fans, especially those who witnessed that miraculous day.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301

On the fortieth anniversary of the historic "Miracle on Ice," Mike Eruzione—the captain of the 1980 U.S Men’s Olympic Hockey Team, who scored the winning goal—recounts his amazing career on ice, the legendary upset against the Soviets, and winning the gold medal.