Brothers Roger and Bill Christian are the most famous names on America's first "miracle team" (Roger scored four goals in the title game and set up two for Bill in a 3-2 semifinal win over the Soviets), but the country's first golden moment might not have happened if the Montreal Canadiens had gotten their way. Bill Cleary (inset), who scored a record 42 goals for Harvard in 1954-55, had his eye on the Olympics instead. He helped the Americans win silver in Cortina in 1956, then led them with six goals and 12 points in five games in Squaw Valley. McCartan was to the '60 team what Jim Craig was to the Miracle On Ice gang. A ferocious battler, he made all the stops he was supposed to and plenty that he wasn't, especially against the Canadians and Soviets. The Canadians had scored 40 goals in their four previous games and poured it on as thick against the overmatched Yanks, but McCartan wouldn't break, stopping 20 shots in the second period alone on the way to a 2-1 win. He followed that with 27 stops against the heavily favored Russians in a 2-1 nailbiter that won the gold.