North Carolina

By Amanda N.
Grade 10, North Carolina

Feburary, 1980, Eric Northeim, my father, was 22 years old. At his house in Dayton, Ohio, with his friends and his future wife and my mother Coleen Kohn.
As a young man he had unrealistic hopes of what the hockey team would accomplish, but he never imagined that they could defeat the seemingly unstoppable, Soviet Union. Throughout the game he just sat there waiting for the Soviets to turn their game on and start demolishing the United States.
As the game came to a close, Eric sat there in disbelief, in complete shock. The United States, his country's team, did what seem to be unthinkable. They defeated the Soviets, in their game, the game of ice hockey.

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