August 27, 1990 |
Former Minneapolis Southwest High School hockey Coach Dave Peterson has been rehired to guide Team USA in the 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville, France. Peterson's 1988 team didn't qualify for the medal round and finished seventh overall. He coached at Southwest for 29 years before he became an assistant to Coach Lou Vairo for the 1984 Winter Games.
March 27, 1991 |
College players and foreign-based pros, not NHL players, will be used on the 1992 U.S. Olympic hockey team, USA Hockey announced Tuesday. Olympic Coach Dave Peterson said USA Hockey doesn't expect many, if any, NHL players to be available for the Olympics, but that the pool of college and European-based professionals gives the U.S. "the largest talent pool we've ever had."
February 8, 1992 |
U.S. hockey Coach Dave Peterson said his team "is not trying to play an overly aggressive style," despite complaints from Swedish Olympic Coach Conny Evensson that the United States was more rugged than necessary in a 3-2 exhibition victory over Sweden on Wednesday in Chamonix. "The Swedish coach will sit here and tell you it was the most physical game ever played," Peterson said. "I understand the Swedish press said we knocked out Bengt Gustafsson's teeth.
February 22, 1992
After reading Mike Downey's smear of USA hockey coach Dave Peterson's postgame behavior, I think Mr. Downey needs to acquaint himself with some facts. --The cheap shot against USA player Greg Brown left him with a concussion, a two-inch gash between his eyes and probably put him out for the tournament. --This incident couldn't have happened without the approval of Sweden's coaches, who were being out-coached and embarrassed by Team USA. --Like 1980 coach Herb Brooks, Peterson is a tough disciplinarian who stands by his players.
March 23, 1991 |
USA Hockey, governing body of the U.S. Olympic hockey program, announced Friday that the sport will not be included in the program of the U.S. Olympic Festival in Los Angeles July 12-21. Instead, a four-team Olympic tryout camp will be held in June at St. Cloud, Minn. This will be the first time hockey competition has been shifted from the site of the Olympic Festival.
May 6, 2007
Re "A fight to put the brakes on a license plate law," April 29 The squabble over Indiana's "In God We Trust" license plate is simply another backdoor attempt at eliminating Christianity from the public square. If a state wants to offer more than one "standard" plate, it has the right to do so. And if the "In God We Trust" plate were to come with an additional fee, it would be constitutional for that money to go to religious organizations. Most Americans are indeed ignorant concerning civics, politics and the important issues of our day. One such issue is church-state separation.
February 11, 1992 |
The U.S. Olympic hockey team will have essentially the same lineup against Germany today as it did in its 6-3 victory over Italy Sunday, but its strategy will be slightly different. Coach Dave Peterson plans to emphasize speed in his game plan, hoping his team's swiftness can offset the Germans' size and age. Germany defeated the Peterson-coached United States team, 4-1, at Calgary in 1988. "They're never easy," Peterson said.