United States 2018 Olympics Roster Announced

Sheri Evans
January 2, 2018

Marvin will play in her third Olympics, while Stecklein and Kessel will play in their second. Terry, the second leading scorer for the Pioneers, will miss a few games with DU, including a home series against Colorado College and another series against St. Cloud State.

Here's the full roster, via USA Hockey, along with the teams and leagues they're now playing for this season. At just 18 years and 11 months of age, she is the youngest player on the 2018 United States of America.

Tony Granato, who played at the 1988 Olympics and now coaches at Wisconsin, will be behind the bench in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the US seeks its first Olympic gold medal since the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" team.

Team USA won the first women's ice hockey Olympic gold medal ever awarded in 1998, and has reached the podium at each Games since, claiming silver in 2002, 2012 and 2014, and bronze in 2006, while Canada has won gold at each of those Games.

The Rochester, New York, native became an unrestricted free agent following the 2016-17 season and after not being offered a contract, signed with the practice squad of Rochester, the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate. "I've been fortunate to represent USA Hockey at other events".

The most familiar name on the roster is forward Brian Gionta, who recently completed a 1,006-game National Hockey League career last season and played in the 2006 Winter Games. Granato said after the pre-Olympic Deutschland Cup in November that Zapolski had the tools to be the Americans' starting goalie even though it was too early to name him as such. "There are a lot of players out there that could potentially be Olympic athletes".

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Canada is expected to announce its roster on January 11.

Sabres prospect Will Borgen will join Gionta as a member of the U.S. Olympic team.

A senior US official has cast doubt over whether USA athletes will able to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in amid heightened tensions with the.

"It's one thing I don't have, I haven't been able to achieve, is an Olympic medal", Gionta said.

To that end, the US roster is a blend of youth and experience that also takes into account the wider, international-sized ice that the tournament will be played on. "I would love to end my career with something like that".

The Winter Olympics are due to be held from February 9-25 in Pyeongchang.

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