Phil Verchota Full Interview
Sunday marks the 35th anniversary of the United States’ Hockey Team’s “Miracle on Ice” victory over the Soviet Union.
The 19 surviving members of the team will re-unite in Lake Placid, New York at the Herb Brooks Arena on Sunday.
Phil Verchota of Bemidji shares his excitement for the chance to rejoin his teammates where they made history.
Verchota offers his thoughts on the game against the Soviet Union, the final medal-round game against Finland, the 1980 U.S. hockey team, coach Brooks, the movie “Miracle”, and more.
1980 U.S. Hockey Team member Bob Suter’s number 20 jersey will be raised to the rafters of Herb Brooks Arena on Sunday. The father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter died at the age of 57 on Sept. 9, 2014.