Erie Native Named Goaltender for 2018 US Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team

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Other three-time Olympians on the team are Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, who began their college careers with the Gophers before transferring to North Dakota; former Wisconsin forwards Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight; and defenseman Kacey Bellamy, who played at New Hampshire. Coupled with Barnes, Keller, and Flanagan, Pfalzer and the Eagles account for more than half of the 2018 Olympic Team's defensemen. After a string of serious injuries which saw her miss out on the Rio Olympics, Pearson won 100m hurdles gold at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, in the same stadium she won Olympic gold five years earlier.

Otherwise, Granato and Co. could have chosen from a handful of former Badgers players, including National Hockey League and Olympic veterans like Ryan Suter, Joe Pavelski and Ryan McDonagh.

"When we found out we're going to be able to go to the Olympics, it's tough".

Team USA has had a chance to play at the Deuchland cup, as their only tournament to set things up but the coaching staff has been communicating on daily basis to determine the best options to win the winter Olympics. It only happens every four years.

Ryan Zapolski, who plays for Jokerit in the Kontinental Hockey League, is the only goaltender on the roster so far, with two more to be added later in January. "To have a chance to participate in another one, represent your country, that's an wonderful thing to be a part of".

The honor of representing one's country is, in the end, the prevailing thought from these American NHL players.

Here's the full roster, via USA Hockey, along with the teams and leagues they're now playing for this season.

"I have a lot of friends playing overseas that will probably be named".

In August 2017 Australia was once again mesmerised by the sheer determination and "never-give-up" attitude of 2012 Olympic Champion Sally Pearson.

While BC's women's program might not have produced a team captain, it did send the largest contingent of Eagles to the Olympics in school history. The United States certainly won't be the only team affected by the NHL's lack of participation in the Olympics, but they have undoubtedly been hit as hard as anybody. "It's something that I've moved on from", he said. "I'll be following it and rooting for them".

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