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The US vs Canada gold medal game this past Sunday was the most watched hockey game in the past 30 years.

The 2010 mens hockey gold medal game drew 27.6 million viewers. The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” game drew 34.2 million viewers. Bob Costa’s called it “that’s one of the greatest sports events I have ever seen.”

A true accomplishment for the sport of Hockey. The NHL must capitalize from the Olympic exposure.

Here are a few statistics to put things into perspective.

The 27.6 million average viewers for the USA-Canada Gold Medal hockey game surpassed the following during the 2009-2010 seasons:

2010 Grammy Awards- 25.9 million

2010 Rose Bowl- 24.0 million

2009 World Series 4-22.8 million (Gm. 4 was most watched)

2009 NCAA Basketball Championship- 17.6 million

2009 NBA Finals – Game 4- 16.0 million (Gm. 4 was most watched)

2010 Daytona 500- 16.0 million

2009 Masters Golf- 14.3 million

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1980 Miracle on Ice

Eleven seconds, you’ve got ten seconds, the countdown going on right now! Morrow, up to Silk. Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles? YES!
– Al Michaels

10 interesting facts you may not know about the Miracle on Ice.

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The Church of Hockey

We have all heard that Hockey in Canada is more than a sport, it’s a religion. Here’s a Facebook posting to prove this.

“Our Father, who art in GM Place, HOCKEY be thy name, thy will be done. GOLD to be WON on ice as well as in the stands, give us this day, our hockey sticks and forgive us our penalties, as we forgive those who crosscheck against us. LEAD US not into elimination but deliver us TO VICTORY, in the name … of the fans,… ……CANADA and the Holy Puck. AMEN!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!!”

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