The members of the 1980 United States “Miracle on Ice” Olympic team will reunite in Lake Placid, N.Y. on Saturday in celebration of the 35th anniversary of their defeat over the Soviet Union.
Fans can go to the Herb Brooks Arena, which will open its doors at 7:30 p.m. ET, to join the gold medal-winning team in reliving the historic event.
“To be able to share our story with fans has always been a pleasure, and given the 35th Anniversary is in 2015, this seems like a great time to reach as many people as possible,” retired NHL forward and 1980 Olympian Dave Christian said. “Honestly, sharing the stories never gets old, because it always ends with a smile on someone’s face.”
Bob Suter’s No. 20 will be raised to the rafters in his honor. Suter, the father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, passed away at the age of 57 on Sept. 9, 2014.
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The following day is NBC’s Hockey Day in America, which will feature a contest between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers at 12:30 p.m. ET followed by a 2013 Stanley Cup Final rematch between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks at 3:00 p.m. ET. NBCSN will air the Stadium Series game between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks at 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday and then the Dallas Stars’ contest versus the Minnesota Wild at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.