United States Hockey Team Allows Slovenians to Believe in Miracles

United States Hockey Team Allows Slovenians to Believe in Miracles

United States Hockey Team Allows Slovenians to Believe in Miracles

The faces of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team come from college, European teams, and U.S. minor leagues.

Granato, a longtime coach in the U.S. National Development Program, himself departed his job at the University Wisconsin to lead the Americans, who hold the sixth-best odds (10-1) to win their first gold medal since that 1980 team. Brian O'Neill gave team United States of America a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period off a nice assist from Roe Garrett from behind the net. Team Canada has taken the last four Olympic gold medals, with the US winning the 1998 Games. Team USA led 24-12 in shots after 40 minutes and easily could have been ahead by more. Lamoureux's twin sister Jocelyne touched off an even larger brawl in a December 4-1 USA win in Grand Forks, N.D. When it was all over the referee had handed out 10 fighting majors and there were six US players in the penalty box, five Canadians. While there won't be any household names playing in the tournament, outside of former NHLer Brian Gionta, when the Americans open play on Wednesday against Slovenia, the "replacements" are eager to show the world their talent.

In Team USA's game against Russian players, forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set an Olympic record for the fastest back-to-back goals, scoring two goals 6 seconds apart. Third period starts now. A 2-0 lead, on goals by Brian O'Neill and Jordan Greenway, didn't really seem to do Team USA's performance total justice as Slovenia didn't get a lot going in their offensive zone. He had 49 goals and 74 assists for 123 points in 186 KHL games, entering this season. Greenway raced to the side of the net for the loose puck and scored on the rebound.

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Forward Garret Roe made a nifty pass from behind the net to set up Brian O'Neil at 14:44 of the opening period to give U.S. a 1-0 lead.

Zapolski allowed three goals on 25 shots, including the first goal by Jan Urbas. Even though the USA holds an 11-4 shot total, Slovenia skated with them much of the period and, lest we forget, this one could be tied right now. Americans have four shots compared to Slovenia's one so far.

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