1980 Players & Fantasy Camp Coaches
Experience a camp like no other with players from the gold medal winning 1980 USA Hockey Team giving you firsthand knowledge as they coach you through the Miracle On Ice Fantasy Camp!
Jersey Number: 9 | Position: Center
Height: 5' 9'' | Weight: 170 | Date of Birth: 11/29/1959
Neal Broten played center for the U.S. team, scoring two goals and one assist. Broten also played for coach Herb Brooks as a collegiate player, while at the University of Minnesota. Following the 1980 Games, Broten went on to play in the NHL for 17 seasons, where he played in 1,099 regular season games from 1981-1997. He was inducted into the USA Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000.
Jersey Number: 23 | Position: Defense
Height: 5' 11'' | Weight: 170 | Date of Birth: 05/12/1959
Dave Christian was a defenseman for the 1980 squad. He managed to post eight assists during the Olympic tournament, including two assists against Finland in the gold medal game. His father Bill and his uncle Roger both played for the 1960 team that also won Olympic gold. Dave played in the NHL from 1980-1993 with the Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues, scoring 340 goals on 1,009 games.
Mike Eruzione (C)
Jersey Number: 21 | Position: Right Wing
Height: 5' 10'' | Weight: 185 | Date of Birth: 10/25/1954
Mike Eruzione served as the U.S. team’s captain during the Games. During the Games, Eruzione tallied three goals and two assists, including the game winning goal against the Russians. Today, Eruzione works for his alma mater Boston University as the Director of Special Outreach.
Jersey Number: 28 | Position: Right Wing
Height: 5' 10'' | Weight: 180 | Date of Birth: 05/24/1957
John Harrington played right wing for the 1980 Olympic team, earning five assists in the tournament, including assisting Mike Eruzione’s game winning goal against the Russians. Harrington also went on to play for Team USA during the 1984 Olympic Winter Games. Today, he is head coach for the Minnesota State - Mankato women's hockey program.
Jersey Number: 1 | Position: Goaltender
Height: 5' 8'' | Weight: 160 | Date of Birth: 01/07/1957
Steve Janaszak was the U.S. team’s backup goalie to Jim Craig. He was voted the University of Minnesota’s Most Valuable Player when the Golden Gophers won the 1979 NCAA men’s ice hockey championship title. He is the only U.S. player not to have appeared in a single game during the 1980 Olympic tournament.
Jersey Number: 3 | Position: Defense
Height: 6' 4'' | Weight: 210 | Date of Birth: 10/17/1956
Ken Morrow helped to anchor the U.S. team’s defense and earned two assists in the 1980 Olympic tournament. Following the Games, Morrow joined the NHL’s New York Islanders and made history winning the Stanley Cup in 1980 and becoming the first American to play for an Olympic champion and a Stanley Cup champion. He went on to help the Islanders win four consecutive Stanley Cups between 1980 and 1983. Today he serves as the Islander’s Director of Pro Scouting.
Jersey Number: 5 | Position: Defense
Height: 6' 3'' | Weight: 190 | Date of Birth: 12/18/1960
Mike Ramsey, a defenseman for Team USA, earned two assists during the 1980 Olympic tournament. As a 19 year old, he joined the U.S. Olympic team after just one season of college hockey with the University of Minnesota. After the Olympics Mike joined the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, where he played 14 seasons with the club, becoming a four-time All-Star. He also went on to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.
Jersey Number: 25 | Position: Left Wing
Height: 5' 11'' | Weight: 180 | Date of Birth: 09/14/1954
Buzz Schneider was a member of the 1976 Olympic team before joining the 1980 squad. Buzz scored five goals and three assists during the Lake Placid Games, including the American’s first goal against the Russians. After the 1980 Olympics, Buzz went on to play professional hockey in Bern, Switzerland, until 1983.
Jersey Number: 8 | Position: Right Wing
Height: 5' 11'' | Weight: 190 | Date of Birth: 01/08/1958
Dave Silk’s professional hockey career spanned 20 years and included 249 NHL regular season games the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings and the Winnipeg Jets. Dave had a pair of assists in that historic 4-3 game against the Soviets during the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. Dave has traded in his hockey skates for running shoes and bikes. Dave trains and competes in triathlons and hopes to one day finish an Ironman competition.
Jersey Number: 15 | Position: Center
Height: 5' 9'' | Weight: 175 | Date of Birth: 09/18/1957
Mark Wells attended Bowling Green University where he starred for several years prior to the 1980 Olympics. Mark played center on the famed 1980 USA Hockey Team and is credited with 4 goals and 2 assists during the Games. After 1980 he played in the NHL minor leagues for 2 years and retired in 1982 when he was diagnosed with a rare degenerative spinal disease.