USA Hockey Magazine is celebrating USA Hockey’s 75th anniversary with stories from the last 75 years. Check back for more features about the people and teams that have shaped the history of hockey in America.

History and Heroes

Starting with his first outing at the 1985 IIHF World Junior Championship, Mike Richter was a staple in net for the United States for 17 years. The hockey world may think of Mike Richter as the...
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:54

John Mayasich led the United States to its first gold and silver medals at the Olympics. For all he accomplished in college and the Olympics, Mayasich never played a game as a professional. It was...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 12:28

Bill Cleary (right) has held just about every possible title in the hockey world, and he has excelled in each. Born in Cambridge, Mass., Cleary never strayed from his roots, becoming a star for...
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 13:47

“The Beezer” was a nickname that John Vanbiesbrouck wore proudly throughout his 19-year NHL career.John Vanbiesbrouck won the Vezina Trophy and led the New York Rangers to seven...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 09:41

Twenty years before the Miracle on Ice, the Christian brothers and their American teammates fulfilled a frozen prophecy of gold. In 1960, Team USA was congregating in Squaw Valley, Calif., preparing...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 12:57

Jack Kirrane (3) sandwiched disappointments in 1952 and 1956 around a pair of stellar Olympic efforts in 1948 and 1960.Jack Kirrane was watching the 1948 U.S. Olympic Team practice at the old Boston...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 15:23

Fusco Feats Likely To Remain Part Of Harvard Lore Scott Fusco set a number of records at Harvard University – the longest scoring streak in school history (29 games) and the highest mark for...
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 07:46

Bryan “Butsy” Erickson ranks his college days at the top of his favorite hockey memories. Erickson Was More Than Just “Face In The Crowd” When he was 18 years old, Bryan...
Friday, July 31, 2009 - 11:32

Pat Lafontaine faces off against Wayne Gretzky during the 1991 Canada Cup. Sometimes the greatest reward is not a gold medal or first-place trophy, but the memory of perseverance, teamwork and the...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 15:11

During her team’s rise to the top in Nagano, Bye-Dietz led the team with five goals and tied for third overall scorer at the games
Karyn Bye-DietzA tour of USA Hockey headquarters in Colorado Springs takes hockey enthusiasts through a history of the American involvement in the sport. Adorned on the walls are posters, artifacts,...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 10:44
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