Minnesota Hockey Magazine

Gallery: Gold Medal Matchup

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Olympic teammates Harrington, Johnson square off in Mankato

No. 3 Wisconsin swept Minnesota State in WCHA women’s action with a pair of shutout wins at the Verizon Wireless Center, but the intriguing aspect of the series was found on the benches. Minnesota State coach John Harrington and Wisconsin coach Mark Johnson, teammates on Herb Brooks’ gold-medal-winning 1980 “Miracle on Ice” team, went head-to head in a first-of -its-kind matchup. Photographer Jaylynn Nash captured some of the action on and off the ice on Saturday.