Tag: 1980 Winter Olympics

  • Legendary Hockey Coach Tikhonov Dies at 84

    Legendary Hockey Coach Tikhonov Dies at 84

    Earlier this year we saw the first player from the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team pass away when Bob Suter passed away in September. Today the KHL announced the passing of Viktor Tikhonov after suffering from long-term illness at 84. Tikhonov was behind the bench of the Soviet Union squad who were upset by…

  • Legend No. 17

    Legend No. 17

    If you were tasked with naming a Russian born hockey player wearing the number 17, most North Americans would respond with Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils, or perhaps Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins with the number backwards, 71. However, before both Kovalchuk and Malkin’s time, that number was made famous by Valeri…