USA Hockey tabs Williamsville's Leggio for Olympic team

Teddy Purcell played for Canada at the 2012 world hockey championship and with the St. John’s native playing in the KHL and having also suited up for the Canadian national team in a recent tournament there’s a shot he cou

USA Hockey tabs Williamsville's Leggio for Olympic team

The 12-country men's hockey tournament at the 2018 Games goes from February 14-25 at the Gangneung Hockey Centre and the Kwandong Hockey Centre.

And if anyone knows about making the most of the NHL's absence from the Games, it is Forsberg - the last time the league declined to allow its players to take part, he and his Swedish teammates won gold in Lillehammer in 1994.

Elliott, a 26-year-old defenceman, starred with the North Van/Burnaby-based Northwest Giants of the BC Major Midget League before moving to Saskatoon to play WHL hockey with the Blades.

Salmond said while team officials looked at NCAA and junior players, "it's a man's game". "When a Canadian team or a Canadian athlete is competing, you're always cheering them on". As you know, National Hockey League players were barred from participating in this year's games.

"We put ourselves in a good spot with our roster", USA head coach Tony Granato said during a conference call on Thursday to announce goaltenders David Leggio and Brandon Maxwell as the final two members of the 25-player roster.

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A 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior forward for the Crimson, Donato is having a stellar collegiate season. The players selected included one goalie, Ryan Zapolski, who is playing in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.

While Canadians continue to try getting over the disappointment of not having NHLers defending the gold medal Canada has won three of the last four Games, the thrill of representing their country on the grandest of stages will be a strong motivator for the National Hockey League castoffs making up the roster.

With the KHL breaking early, the Canadian team will convene in Latvia on January 28 where it will play exhibition games against Latvia and Belarus. Howden has 15 goals and 14 assists in 49 KHL games. Howden dressed in just five games with the Jets previous year, recording no points. She helped the US win the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship and the 2017 Four Nations Cup. He was on the world championship teams in 2010 and 2014. They'll try to be the first nation to three-peat since the Soviet Union won four in a row in the 1964, '68, '72 and '76 games. The forward played 58 games with the Manitoba Moose, putting up 13 goals and 11 assists, before his season was cut short by a shoulder injury.

Canada will ice a men's hockey team with more than 5,500 NHL games under its belt at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The full 25-man hockey roster was announced in Calgary Thursday by Hockey Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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