28 February 1960
The United States won its first Olympic gold medal in hockey at the Squaw Valley, California Games. The team was undefeated against Sweden, Canada, the USSR and finally Czechoslovakia.
Three former Golden Gophers skated on the 1960 U.S. Team: John Mayasich, Dick Meredith and Jack McCartan. Footnote: Herb Brooks was the final cut from the squad.
Photo courtesy of Golden Gopher Hockey