USA vs. Canada

Where are you?

Should be a good game but  for sheer poignancy,will anything ever top USA goalie Jim Craig, after the win against the USSR in 1980, carrying our flag and searching the stands for his father? Not in my lifetime. A bunch of college kids defeating professional, older, better (?)  Soviet players? An amazing day.

Hard to work up much of a dislike for a band of Canadians, for crimminy’s sake, eh?

BUMMER: 2nd period, Canada 2, US 0. No miracle on ice this year, looks like.

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  1. Walt

    Dude -
    You are correct on 1980. But wrong on this year. USA wins this game.
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  2. Walt

    Dude –
    2-2. 24 seconds left. You loser.
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  3. The Duke of Deception

    The Duke was a classmate of Jim Craig’s at BU. First class jerk. Silk and O’Callahan in particular couldn’t stand him…

    • christopherfountain

      You want a first class guy or a first class goalie? He came through that day (and all through the Olympics, including the win against Finland two days later). I never got along with the most talented athletes among my peers (except for skier Eddy Morrisey – whatever happened to him?) but so what? We all have our paths – that of top athletes is seemingly far different than ours. It’s a big world.

  4. Way to go U.S.A. They gave us an effort and game to remember.

  5. The Duke of Deception

    Eh, how about both? The Duke and some other guys had to pull Craig off a guy he was kicking in the face outside the Dugout one night (he was known as an ugly drunk). Seriously full of himself asshole.

  6. The Duke of Deception

    That’s all the Duke can ask.

    Of course, with that drunk driving manslaughter thing on the Cape hanging over his head we probably don’t have to worry about that.

  7. Greenwich Gal

    Give the guy a break – Craig, that is. Cosmic Karma has worked its way out and that gold medal is all the guy has now anyway.

    • christopherfountain

      I was unaware of the story’s sad ending but that moment, that game, was a great gift to our country and I’ll always appreciate it. I’m sorry to learn that it was the high point of Craig’s life – how sad.