Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/29/11
In 1981, Bill Christian received a phone call from the Hockey Hall of Fame. His son, Dave Christian, had captured a Winter Olympic gold medal for the U.S. men's national hockey team in miraculous fashion in Lake Placid months earlier; accomplishing the same feat Bill Christian did in 1960 for the Americans in the "first Miracle on Ice." The Christians had made history, becoming the first father and son — and to this day, the only father and son — to win gold medals in the same Winter Olympic sport. The Hall of Fame wanted to know if the family wanted to donate their game-worn sweaters to the hockey museum for display. Since they were stashed away in his Warroad (Minn.) home, Bill Christian agreed, and received a letter confirming that donation. Only he didn't believe it was a donation. And his son, Dave, said he never agreed to donate or loan his jersey to the Hall at all. Over 30 years later, the Christians are in a battle with the Hockey Hall of Fame over ownership of their Olymp...
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