The Knights this week will honor that “Miracle on Ice” team that won a gold medal at those Olympics, four decades removed from its stunning win against the Soviets and then beating Finland in the final. The game against the Soviets was named by Sports Illustrated in 1999 as the top sports moment of the 20th century. The weekend kicks off with a two-hour Golden Knights season-ticket holder event on Friday night at Brooklyn Bowl. Then, a fan event Relive the Miracle is Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. That night, the team will be honored at the Golden Knights-Florida Panthers game at T-Mobile Arena.
Herb Brooks coached the “Miracle on Ice” team whose 40th anniversary will be celebrated this week by the Golden Knights, a man whose intimidating temperament was clearly displayed by actor Kurt Russell on the big screen.
Now the coach of the Wisconsin women’s hockey team, 1980 U.S. hockey center Mark Johnson talks about the nostalgia 40 years later of the “Miracle on Ice”.
Knights enforcer Ryan Reaves and the Islanders’ 6-foot-5-inch, 235-pound Ross Johnston threw hands as soon as referee Gord Dwyer dropped the puck on the opening faceoff. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
In the Golden Knights 1-0 victory, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves against the New York Islanders to notch his 60th career shutout. Head coach Peter DeBoer, Reilly Smith and Fleury discuss the win and his performance in the shutout. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dozens of parents and students took part in a candlelight vigil at a North Las Vegas school Saturday night on behalf of two young students struck by a truck at a nearby crosswalk. (James Schaeffer / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
2020 candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders held rallies all over Southern Nevada on Saturday ahead of the Democratic caucus. (James Schaeffer / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada Democrats turned out in force on Saturday for the first day of early voting in the Democratic presidential caucuses.
Voter Fran Curcio on the first day of early voting in the Nevada Democratic presidential caucus. (Glenn Put/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Voters Stine Odegard and David Hed on the first day of early voting in the Nevada Democratic presidential caucus. (Glenn Put/Las Vegas Review-Journal)