US Hockey Team Turns to an Olympic Veteran

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Milford's Mark Arcobello, Brian O'Neill and Broc Little, forwards and teammates at Yale from 2008-10, were named to the team on Monday, the announcement coming during the second intermission at the NHL's Winter Classic at Citi Field in NY.

In Pyeongchang, the US women will be trying to win Olympic gold for the first time in 20 years.

Under the direction of head coach Robb Stauber, who played for the University of Minnesota from 1986 to 1989, the 2017-18 U.S. Women's National Team has been centralized in the Tampa area training at Florida Hospital Center Ice in preparation for the 2018 Olympic Games since September. He is the only skater on this year's team that has any Olympic experience.

The Americans open the group stage on February 14 against Slovenia. He won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 2003, and was captain of the Sabres from 2014-17.

But for me and 24 other guys, it's a chance for the fans of hockey in the United States to see our stories and support the players who were selected.




The most obvious choice for captain of the United States roster was forward Brian Gionta. Carpenter also played at the Sochi Olympics and scored a team-high four goals.

Bozek played in four world championships and was one of the top defensemen at the 2014 Olympics, making the all-tournament team after contributing four assists and a goal. Prior to his NHL and worldwide playing days, Gionta posted four 50-point seasons and won the 2000-01 national championship at BC, in addition to serving as a team captain during his senior season. He spent parts of six seasons in the NHL before joining Bern of the Swiss National League in 2016.

The only U.S. Olympic team with more Yale representation was the 1932 team, which featured five former Bulldogs: Franklin "Tot" Farrell, John Cookman, Frank Nelson, John Bent and Ding Palmer. "She is the Eagles" second all-time leading scorer (244 points).

There were two on the 1948 squad: Terry Von Ingen and Fred Pearson.

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