U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp Open To Public
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Chicago suburb of Woodridge to Host Event
The U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp will be open to the general public on Monday, Aug. 17, and Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Ill.
Admission is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The camp is designed to assist in the preparation of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that will compete at the XXI Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 12-28, 2010, in Vancouver, B.C.
The 34 players invited to the camp will be split into two groups. Each group will practice for one hour each day.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. both Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. The practice schedule is below: Monday, Aug. 17
Group 1 Practice -- 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (Ryan Suter
Group 2 Practice -- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18
Group 2 Practice -- 10:05 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Group 1 Practice -- 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. (Ryan Suter
USA Hockey will unveil the three versions of the Nike Olympic jersey that its men's team will wear during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games on Monday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. in the NHL Rink at Seven Bridges Ice Arena. Players will be available for autographs at random times over the two days on a limited basis.
USA Hockey is expected to announce the final roster for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team in late December.NOTES:
Thirty-four players will be attending the camp, representing 22 National Hockey League teams ... Five players have previous Olympic experience, including Mike Modano (Livonia, Mich./Dallas Stars/1998, 2002, 2006), Chris Drury (Trumbull, Conn./New York Rangers/2002, 2006), Brian Rafalski (Dearborn, Mich./Detroit Red Wings/2002, 2006), Scott Gomez (Anchorage, Alaska/Montreal Canadiens/2006) and Jamie Langenbrunner (Cloquet, Minn./New Jersey Devils/1998) ... Other players attending the camp include 2009 Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas (Flint, Mich./Boston Bruins) and Zach Parise (Minneapolis, Minn./New Jersey Devils), who led all Americans in the NHL in goals (45) and points (94) during the 2008-09 season ... Eighteen players are first-round NHL draft picks and 11 played within USA Hockey's National Team Development Program ... The 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team is under the direction of Brian Burke, general manager; David Poile
, associate general manager; and Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey ... Ron Wilson is the head coach of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team, with Scott Gordon and John Tortorella serving as assistant coaches ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Tony Rossi, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. National Teams.