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Sports Gionta, Wisniewski highlight U.S. men's Olympic roster

23:20  01 january  2018
23:20  01 january  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Canadian men's Olympic hockey team a work in progress

  Canadian men's Olympic hockey team a work in progress A handful of candidates have distinguished themselves, but with exactly 60 days remaining until Canada opens up the men’s hockey tournament at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 15, general manager Sean Burke has more questions than answers to work through as he constructs roster. A handful of candidates have distinguished themselves, but with exactly 60 days remaining until Canada opens up the men's tournament at the Winter Games against Switzerland in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 15, general manager Sean Burke still has more questions than answers to work through as he constructs his 25-player roster.

The U . S . men ' s Olympic hockey team won't feature current NHL players, but there will be a few familiar faces The full roster was named Monday during the second intermission of the Winter Classic at Citi Field in New York, with forward Brian Gionta - who will be team captain - and defenseman James

The U . S . men ' s Olympic hockey team won't feature current NHL players, but there will be a few familiar faces The full roster was named Monday during the second intermission of the Winter Classic at Citi Field in New York, with forward Brian Gionta - who will be team captain - and defenseman James

The U.S. men's Olympic hockey team won't feature current NHL players, but there will be a few familiar faces playing for gold next month in Pyeonchang, South Korea.

The full roster was named Monday during the second intermission of the Winter Classic at Citi Field in New York, with forward Brian Gionta - who will be team captain - and defenseman James Wisniewski serving as the most notable names.

Here's a look at the roster:

Goalies

Ryan Zapolski (KHL)

(Two more goalies will added to the roster later in January.)

Defensemen

Chad Billins (Swedish League)

Jonathon Blum (KHL)

Will Borgen (NCAA)

Matt Gilroy (KHL)

Ryan Gunderson (Swedish League)

Fresh off U.S. series, decisions coming for Canada's women's hockey team

  Fresh off U.S. series, decisions coming for Canada's women's hockey team Twenty-eight women were summoned to try out for the team attempting to defend the gold won in an overtime thriller against the U.S. in 2014. Three more skaters will be cut to get to the roster of three goaltenders and 20 skaters. "The set-up is similar to what they do now where you're down to your final selections and the core of the team that is still remaining gets individually brought into a room one by one and you're there with the head coach and two assistants," Schuler said. "Obviously then your fate is determined.

Olympic hockey is now only mildly interesting, and totally irrelevant.

As longtime NHL veterans Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski try to win a medal for the U . S . at the Olympics , their agents are talking to teams about getting them contracts once the tournament is over. Brian Gionta , James Wisniewski Could be NHL-Bound Right After Olympics .

Bobby Sanguinetti (Swiss League)

Noah Welch (Swedish League)

James Wisniewski (German 2nd League)

Forwards

Mark Arcobello (Swiss League)

Chris Bourque (AHL)

Bobby Butler (AHL)

Ryan Donato (NCAA)

Brian Gionta (unsigned)

Jordan Greenway (NCAA)

Chad Kolarik (German League)

Broc Little (Swiss League)

John McCarthy (AHL)

Brian O’Neill (KHL)

Garrett Roe (Swiss League)

Jim Slater (Swiss League)

Ryan Stoa (KHL)

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Troy Terry (NCAA)

Tony Granato will serve as head coach.

The men's Olympic hockey tournament will run from Feb. 14-25.

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