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Continued: Olympic skater putting his 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal on auction block

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 18, 2014 - 6:57 AM

Pavelich has been the most private of the “Miracle” team members. While Eruzione has made a living touring and speaking, and others make appearances from time to time, Pavelich has stayed out of the limelight. When Brooks died in a car crash in 2003, Pavelich showed up for the wake but was the only “Miracle” player who was not at the heavily attended funeral.

“He marches to the beat of a different drummer,” Eruzione said of the teammate he has rarely seen since Lake Placid. “But that’s why we love him.”

Pavelich’s wife of more than 17 years, Kara, died in September 2012 after falling at home from a second-story balcony that had no railing. She was 44.

Details of the auction can be found here.

 

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

 

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