Team USA (M) Hockey game 1 vs. Slovenia

Submitted by goblueram on February 14th, 2018 at 7:32 AM

Olympic hockey is live now on NBCSN, NBC Sports App, CBC, etc.  For some primer, take a look at this thread where we discused the tournament and no NHL players.  Of course it's the first time since 1994 with no NHL-ers in the Olympics.  We've got one former Wolverine to watch on the team in Chad Kolarik.  There's nothing like Olympic hockey...this doesn't really feel like a "Miracle" team, but let's hope for a great tourney.

Game 1:  USA vs. Slovenia

Other games on now:  Slovakia vs. OAR

Future USA games:  2/15 10:10 pm EST vs. Slovakia,  2/17 7:10 am EST vs. OAR (Russia)

Group A:  Canada, Czech Republic, Korea, Switzerland
Group B: OAR, Slovenia, Slovakia, USA
Group C:  Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden

Friendly reminder to thank Gary Bettman by boycotting the NHL during this tournament!

Update after game 1 from group B:

TEAM Pts Wins Losses
Slovakia 3 1 0
Slovenia 2 1 0
USA 1 0 1
OAR 0 0 1




February 14th, 2018 at 8:53 AM ^

I was on a train that went through Slovakia in '98 during a study abroad program. It was the only place where we were warned not to joke with the border guards, as Slovakia still held on to autocratic communist ways and were not to be messed with. Apparently they've opened up significantly since then and are now flourishing somewhat.

Anyway, that's my Slovakia/Slovania story.

Harbaugh's Lef…

February 14th, 2018 at 8:14 AM ^

A little careless here in the 2nd in the neutral and defensive zone. I’d also like to see them use all their speed more with the puck and carry it more in the offensive zone on rushes or just really up and down the wall while trying to find the open man.

The Maize Halo

February 14th, 2018 at 8:17 AM ^

I just can't get into it this year.  At least before when it was no NHL it was young guys striving to make it into the League. Now most of those young guys have NHL contracts, so we're kind of left with the leftovers. 


February 14th, 2018 at 8:47 AM ^

This is a good test of how us college hockey stacks up the khl and other national development leagues. This Olympics will be interesting.