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USA Olympic 1980 Miracle on Ice White Jack O'Callahan Hockey Jersey




USA Olympic 1980 Miracle on Ice White Jack O'Callahan Hockey Jersey

John J. "Jack" O'Callahan was a member of the 1980 Winter Olympics United States national team that upset the Soviet Union in the famous "Miracle on Ice" game. After the Olympics he went on to play in 390 NHL regular season games between 1982 and 1989 for the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils. After his retirement from the NHL Chicago he went into the financial services business on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Later he co-founded Beanpot Financial Services with Jack Hughes who played on the 1980 USA team with him and in the NHL. Currently O'Callahan works with the Blackhawk Alumni Association.Designed to replicate and copy the look and quality of authentic 1980 Miracle on Ice Team Hockey Jersey. The jersey is made in a mesh design just like the players jerseys.

Called the "Miracle on Ice" the name given for a medal-round men's ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, on Friday, February 22. The United States team, made up of amateur and collegiate players and led by coach Herb Brooks, defeated the Soviet team, who were considered to be the best ice hockey team in the world at the time. Team USA went on to win the gold medal by winning its last match over Finland.

The Soviet Union entered as heavy favorites, having won the ice hockey gold medal from 1956 until the 1980 games except for the 1960 games at Squaw Valley which was won by Team USA.

The Soviet players were classed as amateurs, but soft jobs provided by the Brezhnev government allowed them to essentially play professionally in a well-developed league with world class training facilities. They were led by Captain Boris Mikhailov, with  Vladislav Tretiak,  Valeri Kharlamov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Krutov and Sergei Makarov.

U.S. head coach Herb Brooks conducted tryouts in Colorado Springs in the summer of 1979. Of the 20 players who eventually made the final Olympic roster, Buzz Schneider was the only one returning from the 1976 Olympic team. Nine players had played under Brooks at the University of Minnesota, while four more were from Boston University. Assistant coach Craig Patrick had played with Brooks on the 1967 U.S. national team.

Team captain Mike Eruzione did not play professional hockey,  after the 1980 Olympics, as he felt that he had accomplished all of his hockey goals with the gold medal win. He did work as a hockey television analyst in the 1980s and 90s.

Team hero, goalie, Jim Craig did appeared in 30 NHL games from 1980 through 1984. After hockey Jim started Gold Medal Strategies and became a motivational speaker, spokesperson, marketing and sales strategist.

Of the 20 players on Team USA, 13 eventually played in the NHL. Five of them went on to play over 500 NHL games, and three would play over 1,000 NHL games.

This jersey is complete with Jack O'Callahan name and number 17.

Authentic style premium quality jersey All STITCHED / EMBROIDERED, no screen printing or iron ons.

Why pay two or three times the price for a cheaper copy? Our jerseys are made to the same high standards as the ones the players wear. The normal retail price of this jersey would be over $250. All Jerseys are custom made to order and offered in a wide range of sizes from men’s size small (size 38) to Men’s 10X (size 84). We are one of a very few offering jerseys in Big Men’s Sizing, so the whole family can have jerseys. Child sizes are available if requested - please email for details. A comfortable 60/40 Polyester Nylon Blend makes this sharp jersey last for a lifetime.

Looking for another name & number, retired player, classic jersey, Throwback, or your own name and number? Because we deal directly with the suppler we can provide you with whatever you require, at great low direct pricing. We can make jerseys in any size, design, and quantity. Just email your needs and request.

Authentic style premium quality jersey All STITCHED / EMBROIDERED, no screen printing or iron ons. Jersey will be shipped with  O'Callahan , #17. If you want a different name and number just let use know.

Please allow seven days for production of this jersey plus shipping transit time


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