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Friday, April 27, 2012

Mike Eruzione Interview

We just finished our interview with Mike Eruzione! Great guy and great interview from the former Team USA Captain! Questions are in white, answers in red!
1) Who did you look up to when you were younger?
My Parents
2) What is th greatest memory you've had as a hockey player?
Beating Finland to win the Gold 
3) If you could meet any NHL player in the league (past and present), who would it be?
I've met most of the great ones so maybe Glenn Hall

4) What was your favorite NHL team growing up?
Chicago Blackhawks
5) What are your intrest outside of hockey?
Golf and more golf
6) How did it feel to be captian of Team USA in the Olympics?
It was a great honor but I also had a team of captians
7) What were your emotions when you beat the Soviets and moved on to beat Finland for the Gold Medal?
Excited and proud we worked hard to get where we were. So our emotions were pretty high
8) What made you decide to stand up against legendary coach Herb Brooks after the tie against the Norwegian National Team in the scrimage when he drilled you guys with endless "Herbies?" Also how did it feel when you did that?
Don't believe everything you watched in the movie, it was a team stand. 
9) Do you ever think there will be another "Miracle on Ice?"
I hope so but with the pro's playing we are now considered one of the favorites, I hope we win Gold everytime we play.
10) Were you worried to play the Soviets again after the loss in the scrimmage against them in MSG?
No, we were a diffrent team the 2nd time we played, much more confident and playing much better.

11) Has anyhting in the world ever compared to feeling after scoring such a big goal in the Olympics? (refering to the GW goal against the Soviets)
Yes the birth of my 3 children was greater

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