BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Most Americans will always remember the Miracle on Ice when the United States men's hockey team upset the Soviet Union 4-3. The date was February 22, 1980.
A group of young amateur and collegiate hockey players pulled off one of the greatest victories of all-time in any sport by knocking off the Soviet Union national team. The U.S. would win the gold medal by beating Finland in the finals.
I was editing a news story for today when someone in the WLOX newsroom mentioned that the United States women's hockey team was on the verge of winning the gold medal.
The USA was leading Canada 2-0 until the Canadians turned up the heat and pulled off their own Miracle on Ice.
In the final 3:26 of regulation Brianne Jenner and Marie-Phillip Poulin popped the puck into the United States net and I'm sure most Canadians watching the Olympic games on television jumped for joy.
You could just feel it and the aggressive Canadian team would pull out the victory when Poulin slapped home the game-winner on a power play goal at 8:10 of overtime.
Everyone involved in sports knows a game isn't over until the final second ticks off the clock and we in the WLOX newsroom watched in agony as Canada pulled off the come-from-behind victory.
Games like the one we watched on television today is what makes sporting events so exciting.
Just like Americans, Canadians will be talking about their Miracle on Ice played on February 20, 2014.