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Olympic medal record
Men’s Ice Hockey
Silver 1920 Antwerp Ice Hockey
Silver 1924 Chamonix Ice Hockey
Silver 1932 Lake Placid Ice Hockey
Bronze 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey
Silver 1952 Oslo Ice Hockey
Silver 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey
Gold 1960 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey
Silver 1972 Sapporo Ice Hockey
Gold 1980 Lake Placid Ice Hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey
Silver 2010 Vancouver Ice Hockey

The United States men's national ice hockey team is the national team for the United States, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The team is controlled by USA Hockey. Because of the United States performance in the 2009 Worlds (4th place), the team moved up one spot passing Czech Republic to 5th in the IIHF World Rankings The United States won the silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the gold medal at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Their most recent medal at the World Championships came in 2004 with a bronze and they won the tournament in 1960 and 1933. At the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, the U.S. was unable to defend its title, losing to Finland in the semi-finals. Most recently, the team finished sixth in the 2008 IIHF World Championship. Their current head coach is Ron Wilson. As of 2007, the United States has a total of 457,038 registered ice hockey players (0.16% of its population).

Team USA's greatest success was the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, when they defeated the heavily favored Soviet Union on the way to a gold medal. Though hockey is not a universally popular sport in the United States, the "Miracle" is often listed as one of the greatest achievements in the history of American sports.

U.S. hockey had a spike in talent in the 1990s with top NHL stars like Brett Hull, Jeremy Roenick, Mike Richter, Brian Leetch and Mike Modano and as a result, the team won the World Cup and earned a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. But by 2006, many of these All-Stars had retired or lost their skill with age. Though the 2006 Olympic Team finished a disappointing 8th place, it was more of a transitional team, featuring young NHL players like Rick DiPietro, Jordan Leopold and John-Michael Liles. In Vancouver in 2010, the U.S. won the silver medal after losing to Team Canada in overtime, 3-2, on Sidney Crosby's game-winning goal at 7:40 of the first overtime period. Zach Parise tied the game for U.S. at 2 with only 25 seconds left to send the game into overtime before Crosby scored the game-winner.

Olympic recordEdit

Miracle on Ice - Eruzione goal celebration

The American national team's defeat of the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics has been dubbed the Miracle on Ice.

  • 1920 - Silver medal winner
  • 1924 - Silver medal winner
  • 1928 - Did not participate
  • 1932 - Silver medal winner
  • 1936 - Bronze medal winner
  • 1948 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1952 - Silver medal winner
  • 1956 - Silver medal winner
  • 1960 - Gold medal winner
  • 1964 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1968 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1972 - Silver medal winner
  • 1976 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1980 - Gold medal winner
  • 1984 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1988 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1992 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1994 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1998 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2002 - Silver medal winner
  • 2006 - Finished in 8th place
  • 2010 - Silver medal winner

Canada Cup recordEdit

  • 1976 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1981 - Finished in 4th place, lost semi-final
  • 1984 - Finished in 4th place, lost semi-final
  • 1987 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1991 - Finished in 2nd place, lost final

World Cup recordEdit

  • 1996 - Won World Cup
  • 2004 - Lost semi-final

World Championship recordEdit

  • 1930 - Did not participate
  • 1931 - Won silver medal
  • 1933 - Won gold medal
  • 1934 - Won silver medal
  • 1935-1937 - Did not participate
  • 1938 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1939 - Won silver medal
  • 1947 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1949 - Won bronze medal
  • 1950 - Won silver medal
  • 1951 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1953-1954 - Did not participate
  • 1955 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1957 - Did not participate
  • 1958 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1959 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1960 - Won gold medal
  • 1961 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1962 - Won bronze medal
  • 1963 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1965 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1966 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1967 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1969 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1970 - Finished in 7th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1971 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1972 - Finished in 8th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1973 - Finished in 8th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1974 - Finished in 7th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1975 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1976 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1977 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1978 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1979 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1981 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1982 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1983 - Finished in 9th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1985 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1986 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1987 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1989 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1990 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1991 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1992 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1993 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1994 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1995 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1996 - Won bronze medal
  • 1997 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1998 - Finished in 12th place
  • 1999 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2000 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2001 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2002 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2003 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2004 - Won bronze medal
  • 2005 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2006 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2007 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2008 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2009 - Finished in 4th place

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