An offset lithographic print titled Hat Trick of Gold. This piece was commissioned to celebrate team USA and it’s three Olympic gold medals by Minnesota native Tim Cortes. It was executed in 2005 and celebrates the 45th anniversary of the 1960 Men’s Olympic Hockey Team, the 25th anniversary of 1980 Men’s Olympic Hockey Team, and the 1st Olympic gold medal by the Women’s Olympic Hockey Team. This piece is presented
in a custom frame made of vintage Christian Brothers Olympic issued hockey sticks in gold.
Signatures from the 1960 team include: Gene Grazia, Jack Riley, Bob Owen, Dick Rodenhiser, Jack Kirrane, Weldy Olson, Jack McCartan, Roger Christian, Bill Christian, Dick Meredith, Bob McVey, Paul Johnson, Bob Cleary, Bill Cleary, James Claypool, and John Mayasich.
Signatures from the 1980 team include (signed by the whole team): John Harrington, Steve Christoff, Bob Suter, Eric Strobel, Dave Silk, Mark Wells, Steve Janaszak, Bill Baker, Buzz Schneider, Neal Broten, Jack O’Callahan, Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Dave Christian, Ken Morrow, Mike Ramsey, Phil Verchota, Mark Pavelich, Rob McClanahan, and Mark Johnson.
Signatures from the 1998 team include: Cammi Granato, Sarah Tueting, Shelley Looney, Chris Bailey, Sara DeCosta, Sue Merz, Laurie Baker, Tara Mounsey, Colleen Coyne, Gretchen Ulion, Karyn Bye, Alana Blahoski, Angela Ruggiero, Katie King, Jenny Schmidgall, Sandra Whyte, A.J. Mleczko, Ben Smith (head coach), Vicki Movsessian, and Tricia Dunn.
EBTH certifies this item is from the private collection of personal property formerly owned by Walter Lewis Bush, Jr.
- measures with the frame.