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WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Steve Janaszak

June 1, 2018
By ANDY FLYNN - Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed 1980 U.S. hockey team goalie Steve Janaszak on March 27 during the 4th annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp.

The state Olympic Regional Development Authority hosted 64 "campers" who skated with and were trained by 14 members of the 1980 team. They played games in the Herb Brooks Arena, named after their former coach. This was where they won the famous Miracle on Ice game 4-3 against the heavily favored Soviet Union on Feb. 22, 1980.

Janaszak was the only person on the 20-man squad not to play during a game at the 1980 Winter Olympics; he was the backup goalie for Jim Craig, who stayed healthy enough to play all their games from start to finish.

Article Photos

1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team goalie Steve Janaszak poses Tuesday, March 27 at the Lake Placid Olympic Center during the 4th annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp.
(News photo — Andy Flynn)

In this interview, Janaszak talks about his experiences in Lake Placid, including the 1980 Olympics, meeting his wife here during the games, and his time at the fantasy camp.

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