Patrick Mader on Tour of Arrowhead Libraries! First stop: Babbitt, home of Olympian Buzz Schneider
Date: January 24, 2022 - January 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:00 pm

Babbitt Public Library
71 South Dr
Babbitt, MN 55706

(218) 827-3345

The Iron Range has supplied many outstanding hockey players and curlers to the U. S. Olympic team: John Mayasich, Willard Ikola, Andre Gambucci, and Mark Pavelich of Eveleth; John Harrington, Matt Cullen, and Steve Sertich of Virginia; Jared Zezal and Jack Petroske of Hibbing; Bill Baker of Grand Rapids; John Shuster of Chisholm; Shawn Rojeski from Biwabik; and Jeff Isaacson of Gilbert.

William “Buzz” Schneider was an instrumental player on the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” gold medal-winning hockey team. A respected teammate and alternate captain, Buzz was a prolific scorer on the team. The victory over the Soviet Union is still referred to as America’s greatest sports memory.

Come learn about these remarkable Rangers and other Minnesota athletes who have proudly been part of our state’s rich heritage in the Olympic Games. A multi-media event with a question-and-answer period after the presentation have engaged and entertained library patrons across the state.

Chisholm native Joel Maturi, former University of Minnesota Athletic Director, wrote the foreword of one of Patrick’s 400-page, full color, coffee-table sized books.

Joel Maturi of Chisholm wrote the foreword     John Harrington assisted on the game-winning goal vs the 1980 Soviet Union team

Buzz Schneider from Babbitt