With less than three months to go the schedules of all ice hockey competitions at the Winter Youth Olympic Games have been published. The Winter Youth Olympic Games will consist of two phases. For ice hockey, the first phase will feature a new competition format, 3-on-3 cross-ice tournaments, while the second phase will have a more traditional, six-team tournament with five-on-five skaters in place.
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Terry and Greenway won World Junior gold with the U. Published Friday, June 1, "I get the opportunity to go over there and show everyone what I can do," Greenway said. The goal was to build a team of varying talents that could compete with two-time defending champion Canada and favored Russia, so much of the roster is seasoned.
With 1, games played over 15 seasons, the year-old Gionta has by far the most NHL experience of the 23 players named. The U. But this is an entirely different dynamic with the NHL choosing not to send players, as national federations couldn't pick any player with an active NHL contract.
The initial U. Biggest Moments of the Winter Olympics "I think we put together an outstanding group of players that will represent us well come February and give us a great chance to do really well," Granato said.
That is the good thing about the depth of USA Hockey now. There are a lot of players out there that could potentially be Olympic athletes.
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.
Canada is expected to announce its roster on Jan.
Because NHL players aren't going, Gionta called the tournament "wide open," something Canada coach Willie Desjardins and others have said in recent months.
Gio, of course, has experienced the Olympics before and will lead the way. He played for the U. Published Sunday, Feb. AP freelance writer Scott Charles contributed to this report.