chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Helmut Balderis and Mike Eruzione


This is a very meaningful photo for me.

The moment of the game between Team USA and Team USSR at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

The game that became one of the most memorable moment in the U.S. history. The game that most people in Russia would prefer to forget.

The Miracle On Ice game.

In addition, the photo features Mike Eruzione (No. 21) and Helmut Balderis (No. 19).

Eruzione is a national hero now and he lives in my hometown in Massachusetts.

Helmut Balderis is my favorite player of all times and nations. It’s ironic for me, to see them both in the same shot.

Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski continues its “Balderisomania“, an online tribute to Helmut Balderis!

Note: Also in the picture, Valery Vasilyev (No. 6)  and Alexander Skvortsov (No. 26).


Tags: balderis, boston, dynamo riga, hockey, usa, ussr, winthrop, yesterday's hero

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