USA Hockey mum on final two goalie appointments for Olympics

Ross Houston
January 12, 2018

Thirteen players come from the KHL, four from the Swiss league, three each from Sweden and the AHL, and one from Germany and Austria.

The 33 medals forecasted for the Canadian team (seven gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze) would wallop the country's previous top total of 26 claimed by the host team at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., although the breakdown there was 14 gold, seven silver and five bronze.

That changes this year as the NHL announced last April the league would not release its players or schedule a break in the season so its players could participate. But as an NHLer, Vey was a role player who played a combined 138 games in L.A., Vancouver and Calgary.

North Vancouver's Stefan Elliott and Edmonton-born Gilbert Brule, who grew up in North Van, will both suit up with the Canadian crew going for gold next month.

Hockey Canada made the announcement on Thursday. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles.


Training camp starts January 28 in Latvia.

Peters went 25-38-9 in a career spent mainly with the Carolina Hurricanes as a backup to Cam Ward.

The 12-nation tournament begins February 14. A few players in American Hockey League, one-way contracts also made the roster, notably Christian Thomas and former Ottawa Senators forward Chris Kelly. "I don't think you could say we missed anybody".

Those players are a long way from the likes of Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, two current Hawks who were Olympic mainstays until the National Hockey League decided not to participate in the 2018 Games.

There will be no Newfoundlanders pulling on a Canadian Hockey Jersey when the Winter Olympics kick off next month in South Korea.


At least one player on the world juniors team, defenseman Cale Makar, reportedly declined an invitation to represent Canada at the Olympics.

The women's team was named in late December, though the roster contains no B.C. ties, let alone Vancouverites.

Gracenote has been increasingly bullish on Canada's medal prospects in Pyeongchang, predicting 29 a year ago and upping that to 31 in November.

Maxwell is a USA Hockey NTDP alum who played in the OHL and in Europe since 2012. Gionta, an National Hockey League free agent, had been working out with Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Rochester.


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