AUDIO: 1980 USA Hockey Teammates Phil Verchota & Rob McClanahan

The visit of Blake boys hockey and its head coach Rob McClanahan to Bemidji on Jan. 7 presented an opportunity for McClanahan and fellow 1980 Olympic gold medal teammate Phil Verchota to reunite for an evening.

The two former USA Hockey members–who took part in the “Miracle On Ice” victory over the Soviet Union and who each scored in the victory against Finland that secured the gold medal–joined KBUN Sportsradio’s Joel Hoover to reminisce on their time as teammates and their respective experiences in coaching.