SAN JOSE, California - The Finnish Ice Hockey Association announced that San Jose Sharks (@sanjosesharks) goaltender Antti Niemi has been invited to attend Team Finland's Men's National Team Orientation Camp.
54 players were invited to the camp, eight of them goaltenders. The camp is designed to assist in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, set for Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
Finland will compete in Group B with Austria, Canada and Norway in Sochi. Finland's men's team has medaled in three out of the last four Olympics since NHL players began their participation in the games, the most medals for a men's ice hockey program in that span.