On This Date 2/28/1960

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The United States wins its first-ever Olympic Gold Medal in Ice Hockey, completing a perfect 7-0 record in the Squaw Valley Olympics with a 9-4 win over Czechoslovakia. Trailing 4-3 entering the third period, Team USA erupted for six goals in the final 20 minutes, highlighted by Roger Christian, who had a four-goal game. While Team USA, coached by Jack Riley, claimed Gold, Canada took home the Silver Medal, while the Soviet Union settled for the Bronze Medal.