Wakaw Sask.'s Linden Vey named to Olympic hockey team

14 Janvier, 2018, 09:26 | Auteur: Ruben Ruiz
  • Wakaw Sask.'s Linden Vey named to Olympic hockey team

It was for David Leggio.

"We have something unique in Canada".

Ottawa Senators center Chris Kelly (22) hits the boards in the game against the San Jose Sharks in the first period at SAP Center at San Jose.

"That's the thing about this program - all our guys want it", said Desjardins, 60. Brule was the Memorial Cup's leading scorer despite the Giants losing in the semifinals.

After five Winter Games featuring National Hockey League players, the North American league announced last year that it would not participate in the Feb. 9-25 Pyeongchang Olympics. Howden has 15 goals and 14 assists in 49 KHL games this season, which helped put him on the radar for Canadian officials looking to fill the Olympic roster with non-NHL players. Competing countries examined other options, and Leggio stood out for the United States.

Derek Kent, the COC's chief marketing officer, said at previous games in Rio and Sochi, interest was high among non-Canadians. Our power play was one key reason we lost in some tournaments. "I apologize I can't do this in French, but I could probably do it in Russian". "I don't think we can sit here today and say we missed anybody". "Because I just remember feeling blank and being in shock".

"This is a big priority for us", Canadian Tire senior vice president Jeffrey Orridge said on Monday. Rather than having hockey overshadow everything else at the Games, Canadian fans will get to know the players in the same manner they get up to speed with bobsledders and moguls stars. But Roy said he doesn't consider that a bad thing.

Chay Genoway who played at UND from 2006 to 2011 served as captain in his final two seasons.

Ebbett played 224 NHL regular season games with the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring 26 goals and adding 45 assists for 71 NHL points. He moved on to Germany in 2015 and has won two championships.

Added Team Canada GM Sean Burke: "When we go to these Olympics, this team will make Canada proud". He'll be joined by his wife, Kristen, their 1½-year-old son, Leo, and his in-laws.

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The 'outdoor space' will be heated as temperatures in Pyeongchang are expected to remain well below freezing.

"That's what I like seeing". The goal never changes, but realistically our goal right now is a gold medal performance as far as the effort goes. "Everyone is ready to compete for that gold medal".