Herb Brooks Statue
Dedicated in 2003, this statue honors Herb Brooks and captures the moment of his celebration after his team completed an unlikely victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. Brooks was born in St. Paul and it was here where he was introduced to the world of ice hockey. Herb Brooks played hockey for many years before starting his coaching career, which culminated in three NCAA championships and an Olympic gold medal. Despite his many accomplishments on and off the ice, Brooks is best known for coaching the Americans to victory in a match known as the "Miracle on Ice."
Backstory and Context
Wilcoxen, William. Herb Brooks commemorated in bronze and on the big screen. Minnesota Public Radio. February 06, 2004. Accessed March 17, 2017. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/02/06_wilcoxenw_herbbrooks/.