1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Captain
Career Highlights: Thanks to the famous “Miracle on Ice” game, Mike Eruzione is one of the most recognizable names in both Olympic and hockey history. The dynamic captain of the gold medal-winning 1980 United States Hockey Team, Eruzione scored the winning goal in the semi-final game against the powerful Soviet Union team. The U.S. Olympic team went on to beat Finland in the gold medal game. Eruzione’s winning goal is one of the most played highlights in American sports and was voted the greatest highlight all-time by ESPN viewers in 2010. The Olympic victory was named Sports Illustrated’s Greatest Sports Moment of the Century and was featured in the hit Disney movie, “Miracle,” starring Kurt Russell as Coach Herb Brooks. Eruzione is a member of the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame, Olympic Hall of Fame and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. While at Boston University, Eruzione captained the hockey team his senior year, where his team won four Eastern Collegiate Championships. Eruzione, who currently serves as Director of Special Outreach for BU Athletics and a motivational speaker, is one of only four players to have played in all 27 Celebrity Championships at Edgewood Tahoe.