'Miracle On Ice' player Pavelich found dead

Mark Pavelich, who was a key component of the Americans' 1980 'Miracle On Ice' Olympic hockey team, was found dead on March 5, 2021 at a mental health treatment center in Minnesota, USA Hockey confirmed.

What you need to know:

  • Pavelich was one of the leading scorers for the US national team that won the 1980 Winter Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid, New York.
  • He assisted on Mike Eruzione's winning goal in the American's shocking upset of the Soviet Union before the US went on to beat Finland to win the gold medal.

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