Honoring the Anniversary of the United States' First Olympic Gold

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Before the day is over, please join us in celebrating the 53rd anniversary of United States' gold medal performance at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif. On Feb. 28, 1960, the U.S. squad captured the nation's first-ever gold medal in hockey after an undefeated stretch against Sweden, Canada, the USSR and finally Czechoslovakia -- the four best teams in the world. 
 
Go Gophers! MN_IND
Go Gophers!
The 1960 U.S. Olympic team featured a trio of Gopher alums in John Mayasich, Dick Meredith and Jack McCartan (pictured above). 

For more info on the United States' gold medal performance in 1960, read USA Hockey's write-up on the historic performance. 

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