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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

USA hockey team stuns Canada


For me, hockey is the top attraction at the Winter Olympic Games. Ice dancing is not a sport.

Tonight, while NBC was showing coverage of figure skating by men and women in ridiculous costumes to keep their female viewers satisfied, MSNBC was providing live coverage of an amazingly exciting USA-Canada hockey contest won by the Americans, 5-3.

Former UW star Brian Rafalski scored two goals and had an assist for the Americans.

Watch the highlights.

Earlier this week, an ESPN analyst predicted the gold medal in men’s hockey would come down to Canada and Russia and that Canada had the edge because they had more stars, they had more talent. The United States team could only compete if goalie Ryan Miller played the games of his life.

The same expert did offer that there was a tremendous amount of pressure on Team Canada. They were, after all, the host country. They knew that they were the favorite. And in the past when they had hosted the Winter Games, they failed to bring home hockey gold. They did not want to suffer the same setback in Vancouver.

So how did Ryan Miller do tonight? He had 42 saves in goal.

And by the way, Monday marks the 30th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice. Somewhere buried in my collection of personal archives is my interview with 1980 Team USA hockey coach Herb Brooks. I need to find it and relive those memories because there could, indeed, be some magic associated with this year’s American squad.





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