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USA Hockey to announce Olympic rosters Jan. 1

Monday, 09.30.2013 / 2:56 PM / News

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USA Hockey to announce Olympic rosters Jan. 1
USA Hockey announced on Monday that the rosters for the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's and women's ice hockey teams will be revealed during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.

USA Hockey announced on Monday that the rosters for the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's and women's ice hockey teams will be revealed during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Details on the roster announcements will be made at a later date.

The 2014 Olympic tournament is scheduled Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The size of the Olympic rosters has been increased from 23 to 25 for the Sochi tournament. It's very possible the United States men's team will have a roster breakdown of 13 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies.

The men's team, which will be coached by Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is coming off a silver medal-winning effort in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. The United States men's team has medaled in ice hockey only once since 1960 when the games aren't held in North America.

This year's list of U.S. Olympic men's hopefuls might include six silver medalists from the 2010 Games: Zach Parise and Ryan Suter (Minnesota Wild), Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres), Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings), Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks), and Jack Johnson (Columbus).

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