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Rob Scuderi
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G Jack McCartan

Best Goalie at 1960 Olympics

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Originally Posted by LoH
Jack McCartan was the goaltender on the last U.S. team to have won the gold, back in 1960 in Squaw Valley, California prior to Lake Placid in 1980. The more recent edition of Team USA went on to defeat the Russians 4-3 and capture the "Miracle on Ice" gold medal with a win over Finland in their last game. And the 1960 version, with McCartan's stellar netminding, won the gold over much more highly favored teams from Canada, the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.
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Originally Posted by Pelletier
After winning four games in the preliminary round, the upbeat American squad backed by the hometown fans passed their biggest test of the tournament by edging Canada, 2-1. McCartan was the difference, posting 39 saves.

Up next was the heavily favored Russians, yet the U.S. rallied from behind to stun the Red Army squad 3-2, thus advancing the United States into the gold medal game against Czechoslovakia. It was a close game for the first two periods. The Czechoslovakians held a 4-3 lead at the second intermission. But again the Americans rallied, this time exploding for six goals in the final frame to take the win 9-4 and the gold medal.

"We knew with a couple of breaks we could upset the odds." recalled goalie Jack McCartan. McCartan provided the team with those breaks, and inspired the American's to their first Olympic gold medal in hockey.

McCartan went on to a brief stint with the New York Rangers but was a minor leaguer for the most part at the pro level.
Lars-Goran Nilsson - Mika Nieminen - Ken Houston
Ted Bulley - Dusan Pasek (C) - Lars-Gunnar Pettersson
George Allen - Rolf Edberg - Frank Carson
Paul Woods (A) - Eric Belanger - Rick Chartraw

Fred Barrett (A) - Jack Brownschidle
Kari Eloranta - Gert Blome
Josef Horesovsky - Michael Thelven

Jack McCartan


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