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Hockey History In Colorado Springs

Posted at 8:28 PM, Apr 16, 2019

A piece of U.S. hockey history is in Colorado Springs. For those of you old enough to remember, the 1980 Winter Olympic hockey win over the former Soviet Union by the U.S. men’s hockey team, “The Miracle On Ice”, is one of the greatest sports moments of the 20th Century, let alone, the entire history of sports.

An artist’s rendering of a planned $15.6 million pedestrian access bridge crossing the railroad tracks in Southwest Downtown at the site of the Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame.

After that win, the men’s team went on to win the gold medal at Lake Placid, New York, and a part of the scoreboard that counted down the seconds of that astounding win, will now be housed at the newly constructed U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs.

The scoreboard will be featured in the second floor events space of the museum. Of course, it’s spent the past 39 years at the historic hockey venue in Lake Placid.

Peter Maiurro with the museum told News5, ”We’re excited to continue to finish out the project and have the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame open to Colorado Springs and all of our guests from throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2020″.

Once the display is complete, the scoreboard will light up, and it will be accompanied by a video documenting that historic moment at the 1980 winter games. Oh yeah, this is a big chunk of hockey history, just that section of the scoreboard weights over 800 pounds.