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Anniversary draws memories, tears

Updated: February 24, 2005, 10:33 AM ET
Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Patti Brooks never stopped brushing away the tears. The 25th anniversary of her husband's crowning achievement nearly was too much to handle.

The rink where he coached the U.S. Olympic hockey team to its stunning gold-medal victory 25 years ago now bears his name. It was renamed Wednesday night in his honor: 1980 Rink, Herb Brooks Arena.

The announcement came 18 months after Brooks was killed in a car accident, which made the moment so very poignant.

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