Despite the Loss, Team USA Delivered a Generation’s Miracle on Ice

February 28th, 2010 by Kyle McMorrow Leave a reply »
It didn't have a storybook ending. It may not be made into a movie or make its way through the decades on the tongues of those who were around to watch, but the 2010 USA men's hockey team was my generation's miracle on ice.

With all the bashing and critiques media outlets pushed onto the laps of the the young Americans, many of which had never played on the Olympic stage before, one would believe USA had no chance of succeeding, let alone reach the finals—but they were wrong.

Today, I was inspired that willpower exists in every one of us as long as we believe that the impossible is never the case.

With all eyes on Vancouver's final day of action, USA showed that while they may not have been the most talented or experienced on paper, all the statistics and analysis means nothing when the puck is dropped.

All tournament long USA picked off teams supposedly "superior" to them in every way, icing world powers such as Finland and Switzerland, and even defeating Canada back in the early rounds.

As today's game approached, Team USA gained some respect, and in some eyes, had a chance to win before falling short 3-2 ...

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