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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

"Forgotten Miracle", celebrating the victory of the 1960 U.S. hockey team at Squaw Valley

With the Olympic games just around the corner, I thought I'd share a project that was brought up to me by the directors of this movie. You will find a preview as well as the press release announcing the movie.

DECEMBER 2, 2009 – A new documentary film celebrates the gold medal run of the 1960 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Forgotten Miracle tells the story of the unheralded team’s unexpected first place triumph in the Squaw Valley games. The release coincides with the 50th anniversary of the VIII Winter Olympiad.

Featuring rare archival footage of the first televised Olympic Games, illustrated reenactments and interviews with team members, coaches and experts, Forgotten Miracle reveals the seldom-told tale of America’s "other" hockey gold medalists.

The feature-length film is directed by Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne, creators of Pond Hockey, a 2008 documentary illuminating the world of outdoor hockey. ESPN’s John Buccigross called Pond Hockey "the best and purest hockey movie ever."

Forgotten Miracle features interviews with stars of the 1960 team, including coach Jack Riley, brothers Bill and Bob Cleary, defenseman John Mayasich, brothers Bill and Roger Christian and standout goalie Jack McCartan. Detailing the quiet rise of American hockey in the 1950s—a time dominated by the Canadian and the Soviet dynasties—through the 1960 Olympic triumph, the film reveals a lost chapter in America’s hockey history.

Forgotten Miracle is presented in association with USA Hockey, the national governing body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. To view the trailer for Forgotten Miracle visit

For more information on USA Hockey and the 2010 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey team, visit

For additional information or interview requests, please contact Andrew Sherburne

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