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‘Miracle On Ice’ thwarted Soviet Jewish goalie

Goalie Vladimir Myshkin
Vladimir Myshkin (Left), the Soviet backup goalie who gave up Team USA’s last two goals during the 1980 Winter Olympics “Miracle On Ice,” is Jewish.
Fortunately for Myshkin, this wasn’t the defining moment of his career. He belonged to 6 gold medal-winning Soviet teams in the Ice Hockey World Championships, as well as the gold medal winning Soviet team at the 1984 Olympic games in Sarajevo.