ALBANY, N.Y. (3/22/11)--Jim Craig, the starting goalie of the 1980 U.S. Olympic gold medal “Miracle on Ice” hockey team, will be the keynote speaker at the Credit Union Association of New York’s Annual Meeting and Convention on June 3.
With the theme “Credit Unions: Standing Tall,” this year’s event will take place at the Conference Center at Lake Placid from June 2-5. Craig’s performance at the Lake Placid Games is legendary. Against the heavily favored Soviet Union, he made 39 saves on 42 shots, leading the U.S. to an improbable 4-3 victory. The U.S. went on to defeat Finland to win the gold medal. Craig followed his historic hockey career with with an award-winning career in sales and marketing, utilizing the lessons he’s learned along the way to become a powerful speaker. In 2006, he directed his competitive zeal and devotion to innovation and teamwork when he launch launched Gold Medal Strategies, a Boston area-based motivational speaking and sales training company. “Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons from America’s Miracle Team” is also the title of new book due from Craig and best-selling author Don Yaeger, scheduled for publication in April.