Bo Ryan received texts comparing Badgers to 1980 'Miracle on Ice' team

Sunday April 5th, 2015

Wisconsin Badgers coach Bo Ryan said after his team beat the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday night, he has gotten texts comparing the feat to the United States "Miracle on Ice" team who beat Russia in the 1980 Olympics.

The Badgers' women's hockey coach, Mark Johnson, was on the 1980 team.

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Wisconsin beat Kentucky, 71-64, on Saturday, which was the team's first loss this season. They finished their year with a record of 38-1.

The 1980 Russia team had won the previous four Olympic hockey gold medals. After the United States beat Russia, they still had to beat Finland in the gold medal game. The team trailed Finland 2-1 in the third period, but came back to win, 4 to 2.

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