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Viktor Tikhonov dies at 84; Soviet coach who lost in 'Miracle on Ice'
Viktor Tikhonov dies at 84; Soviet coach who lost in 'Miracle on Ice'

Viktor Tikhonov, the stern hockey coach who led the Soviet Union's "Big Red Machine" to three Olympic gold medals and eight world championships but was on the losing side when Herb Brooks' American college kids pulled off the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games, died Sunday in Moscow, according to the Russian ice hockey federation. He was 84. Tikhonov's son, Vasily, a former assistant coach with the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks, died last year as the result of a fall. His grandson, also named Viktor Tikhonov, played briefly for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and represented Russia at the Sochi Olympics earlier this year....

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