Dec. 3 home game at Cool Insuring Arena will salute the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and raise funds for the Miracle Monument
GLENS FALLS, NY, – The Adirondack Thunder will pay tribute to one of the great moments in sports history with a Miracle on Ice Night on Saturday, Dec. 3 as they face off against the Maine Mariners at Cool Insuring Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m.
Presented by DASH and Northway Brewing Co., the game will honor the 1980 U.S. Winter Olympic hockey team’s stunning “Miracle on Ice” upset victory over the Soviet Union in nearby Lake Placid with special guests, merchandise and fundraisers.
“Few moments in the world of hockey resonate as strongly as the incredible underdog story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team,” said Adirondack Thunder President Jeff Mead. “As a team, we’re continually inspired by the miracle that occurred less than 100 miles from our rink.”
The world-famous Olympic torch will light the arena as gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. hockey team member Steve Janaszak drops the puck. The Adirondack Thunder will hit the ice donning commemorative Miracle-inspired jerseys, which will be auctioned off to fans on the DASH app to raise funds for the Miracle Monument.
Years in the making, the Miracle Monument is a collaboration between sculptor Robert Eccleston and nonprofit organizations dedicated to memorializing the 1980 U.S. hockey team with a sculpture planned for permanent installation outside the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. To help raise awareness for the project, Queensbury’s Northway Brewing Co. developed the Miracle on Ice Golden Ale in conjunction with Miracle on Ice LLC, with partial proceeds from sales benefiting the monument. The craft beverage will be available for purchase at Cool Insuring Arena during Miracle on Ice Night.
Adirondack Mac, the official mascot of the upcoming Lake Placid FISU World University Games, will also be on hand to greet attendees. More than four decades since the Miracle on Ice, New York’s north country continues to be a destination for winter sports and fans.
“It’s an honor to host Steve Janaszak and the Olympic torch here in Glens Falls, and we are happy to support the Miracle Monument’s goal of preserving this historic story for future generations,” said Mead.
The Thunder also host the Maine Mariners on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Cool Insuring Arena.
Tickets for Saturday’s Miracle on Ice Night and for all Thunder home games for the 2022-23 season are on sale now. For more information on ticket packages, call 518-480-3355 or visit ECHLThunder.com.