SOCHI -- Carey Price can add Olympic starting goalie to his resume.
The Montreal Canadiens goaltender will start for Canada when it opens the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday against Norway and Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo will start the second game against Austria on Friday.
Canadian coach Mike Babcock had already stated that Price and Luongo would each start one of Canada's first two games, but he informed the goalies Wednesday morning in what order that would happen.
"I'm just excited," Price said. "It's been a lingering thought, but this whole season I've been preparing one game at a time. That doesn't change once I get here. I've been preparing these last two days for this game [Thursday] and I'll just continue to do the same."