GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — As Tony Granato watched the clock wind down in overtime, he found it hard to believe that an elimination game at the Olympics had to go to a shootout.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Brian Gionta could go from facing Martin Erat in the Olympics to facing Filip Forsberg in the NHL.
Tony Granato will go back to coaching JD Greenway at Wisconsin after having brother Jordan play for him on the U.S. men's team. Jordan Greenway and Ryan Donato will go back to their college teams in and around Boston after celebrating goals together on Olympic ice.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Tony Granato knew going into the Olympics that Ryan Zapolski would be his goaltender and that the college kids on the Team USA roster would be counted on to supply offense.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The United States had a goal-scoring problem at the Olympics.
If it lasts much longer, the Americans are going home early.
Only Norway and South Korea scored fewer goals than the four the U.S. put up in three preliminary-round games. Yet only Canada has gotten more shots on net than the United States' 96 so far, so the goal in the qualification round against Slovakia on Tuesday is to figure out a way to turn opportunities into production.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk were dominating the NHL before Ryan Donato, Troy Terry and Jordan Greenway even started playing organized hockey.
"I think I dreamed about playing against those guys one day," Donato said.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Thrown together from leagues all over the world, the players shook hands and introduced themselves to teammates they'd never met but know well thanks to a bit of technology.
Long before their first practice together Friday, members of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team connected via a group chat. They talked hockey, logistics and life, and it's already paying dividends.
Growing up as the oldest of six children, Tony Granato always seemed to be in charge.
If that meant telling brothers Don and Robby to help their younger siblings put on their shoes or find their jackets, that's what he did.
A decade or so later, those same qualities stood out on the 1988 U.S. Olympic team — even though defenseman Eric Weinrich and 15 other players were older than Granato.
CHICAGO (AP) — Notre Dame and Wisconsin have agreed to play some January men's hockey games at Chicago's United Center.
United Center officials said in a news release Monday that one game will take place Jan. 21. The other will be in January 2019. It's part of a two-year game series deal where the teams face off for their home game matchup where the Chicago Blackhawks play.
Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson says the chance to compete in an NHL facility helps provide experience for future games.