Groups of players have gathered in Lake Placid or other parts of the country over the last 35 years. But the Olympic Regional Development Authority says the anniversary celebration Saturday will be the first time the entire squad will be together in the host village of 1980 Winter Games.
The event will be in the arena where the team beat the odds and defeated the Soviet Union 4-3.
The evening will conclude with the raising of fallen teammate Bob Suter's jersey to the rafters. Suter is the first member of the team to die, suffering a heart attack last September at age 57.