Canada has already named its National Women’s Team for Sochi, and the men will do the same January 7th in Toronto.
USA Hockey named both teams for the Olympic hockey tournament in February at today’s snowy Winter Classic in Michigan.
2014 USA Men’s Olympic hockey roster
The US is choosing its roster well before many of the other hockey powers.
Whether that is a good or bad idea remains to be seen. Either way it’s cool that members like Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and Jimmy Howard were in the Big House to find out. (Assuming they weren’t told before).
James van Riemsdyk
Head Coach – Dan Bylsma
General Manager – David Poile
2014 USA Women’s Olympic hockey roster
The US women went 4-and-2 against Canada in an exhibition series this fall, including a 3-2 win on December 30th in Toronto. They did however finish third at the Four Nations Cup, behind Finland and tournament champions Canada.
Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Julie Chu, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Lyndsey Fry, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux and Kelli Stack.
Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Gigi Marvin, Michelle Picard, Josephine Pucci, Anne Schleper and Lee Stecklein.
Brianne McLaughlin, Molly Schaus and Jessie Vetter.
Head Coach – Katey Stone