1990 Goodwill Games USA Hockey Silver Medal – From The Collection of Art Berglund

$175.00

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In 1990, the Goodwill Games coupled outstanding athletic performances with cultural and business initiatives that further established their reputation as a world-class event. More than 2,300 of the world’s best athletes from 54 countries converged on Seattle to compete in 21 sports. Team USA brought home the silver in men’s ice hockey, losing to the Soviet Union 4-3 in a penalty-shot shootout in the finals.  It was the closest the Americans have come to beating a Soviet national team in an international event since 1980 and the Miracle on Ice in the Lake Placid Olympics.

This exquisite silver medal was presented to Art Berglund. The weighty award is inscribed “Hockey” below the logo of the event on the obverse with more raised lettering proclaiming “1990 Goodwill Games, Seattle” on the reverse.

In excellent condition, complete with the original multi-color ribbon. Very rare and desirable.

From the collection of Art Berglund who has been involved with International ice hockey for over 50 years.  His hockey career began with Colorado College where he excelled as a player.  After graduation, he went on to play professional hockey in Switzerland and Austria.  In 1976, Berglund was named general manager of the US Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey team.  In the course of his career, he managed or was on the staff of six Olympic teams.  In addition to his roles with USA Hockey, he served as a scout for the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Rockies.  In 1984 he was officially named director of national teams and international activities by USA Hockey.  To this day, Art is a consultant for USA Hockey.  Among the many honors and awards that he has received are induction into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame and the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.