Every PyeongChang Olympic men’s hockey roster

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Twelve nations go for gold in the first Olympic men’s hockey tournament without NHL players since 1994.

There are many familiar names to close hockey followers, but this year’s event will be unlike any in Olympic history.

A full Olympic hockey schedule is here.

Group A
Canada
Justin Peters (G)
Kevin Poulin (G)
Ben Scrivens (G) — former Edmonton Oilers No. 1
Stefan Elliott (D)
Chay Genoway (D)
Cody Goloubef (D)
Marc-Andre Gragnani (D)
Chris Lee (D)
Maxim Noreau (D)
Mat Robinson (D)
Karl Stollery (D)
Rene Bourque (F)
Gilbert Brule (F)
Andrew Ebbett (F)
Quentin Howden (F)
Chris Kelly (F)
Rob Klinkhammer (F)
Brandon Kozun (F)
Maxim Lapierre (F)
Eric O’Dell (F)
Mason Raymond (F)
Derek Roy (F) — Former Buffalo Sabres season points leader
Christian Thomas (F)
Linden Vey (F)
Wojtek Wolski (F)

Czech Republic
Patrik Bartosak (G)
Pavel Francouz (G)
Dominik Furch (G)
Michal Jordan (D)
Jan Kolar (D)
Tomas Kundratek (D)
Vojtech Mozik (D)
Jakub Nakladal (D)
Ondrej Nemec (D)
Adam Polasek (D)
Ondrej Vitasek (D)
Michal Birner (F)
Roman Cervenka (F)
Martin Erat (F) — Former Nashville Predators season points leader
Milan Gulas (F)
Roman Horak (F)
Petr Koukal (F)
Jan Kovar (F)
Dominik Kubalik (F)
Tomas Mertl (F)
Lukas Radil (F)
Michal Repik (F)
Jiri Sekac (F)
Michal Vondrka (F)
Tomas Zohorna (F)

South Korea
Matt Dalton (G)
— Former Boston Bruins backup goalie
Kye Hoon Park (G)
Sungje Park (G)
Hyung Gon Cho (D)
Wonjun Kim (D)
Don Ku Lee (D)
Hyonho Oh (D)
Alex Plante (D)
Eric Regan (D)
Yeongjun Seo (D)
Bryan Young (D)
Jin Hui Ahn (F)
Minho Cho (F)
Jungwoo Jeon (F)
Kisung Kim (F)
Sangwook Kim (F)
Won Jung Kim (F)
Young Jun Lee (F)
Jin Kyu Park (F)
Woosang Park (F)
Brock Radunske (F)
Sanghoon Shin (F)
Sangwoo Shin (F)
Michael Swift (F)
Mike Testwuide (F)

Switzerland
Leonardo Genoni (G)
Jonas Hiller (G) — Former Anaheim Ducks No. 1 goalie; stopped 44 of 47 Canadian shots in a near upset in group play at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
Tobias Stephan (G)
Eric Blum (D)
Raphael Diaz (D)
Felicien Du Bois (D)
Philippe Furrer (D)
Patrick Geering (D)
Romain Loeffel (D)
Dominik Schlumpf (D)
Ramon Untersander (D)
Cody Almond (F)
Andres Ambuhl (F)
Simon Bodenmann (F)
Enzo Corvi (F)
Gaetan Haas (F)
Fabrice Herzog (F)
Gregory Hofmann (F)
Denis Hollenstein (F)
Simon Moser (F)
Vincent Praplan (F)
Thomas Rufenacht (F)
Reto Schappi (F)
Tristan Scherwey (F)
Pius Suter (F)

Group B
Olympic Athlete from Russia
Vasily Koshechkin (G)
Ilya Sorokin (G)
Igor Shestyorkin (G)
Vladislav Gavrikov (D)
Dinar Khafizullin (D)
Bogdan Kiselevich (D)
Alexei Marchenko (D)
Nikita Nesterov (D)
Slava Voynov (D) — Two Stanley Cups with Los Angeles Kings
Artyom Zub (D)
Andrei Zubarev (D)
Sergei Andronov (F)
Alexander Barabanov (F)
Pavel Datsyuk (F) — Four NHL All-Star teams with Detroit Red Wings; fifth Olympics
Mikhail Grigorenko (F)
Nikita Gusev (F)
Ilya Kablukov (F)
Sergei Kalinin (F)
Kirill Kaprizov (F)
Ilya Kovalchuk (F) — Three NHL All-Star teams; fifth Olympics
Sergei Mozyakin (F) — KHL’s all-time leading scorer; first Olympics
Nikolai Prokhorkin (F)
Vadim Shipachyov (F)
Sergei Shirokov (F)
Ivan Telegin (F)

Slovakia
Ján Laco (G)
Branislav Konrád (G)
Patrik Rybár (G)
Ivan Baranka (D)
Michal Čajkovský (D)
Dominik Graňák (D)
Marek Ďaloga (D)
Tomáš Starosta (D)
Juraj Valach (D)
Peter Čerešňák (D)
Juraj Mikuš (D)
Martin Bakoš (F)
Miloš Bubela (F)
Marcel Haščák (F)
Lukáš Cingeľ (F)
Tomáš Marcinko (F)
Patrik Lamper (F)
Ladislav Nagy (F) — Former Arizona Coyotes season assists leader
Tomáš Surový (F)
Andrej Kudrna (F)
Peter Ölvecký (F)
Michal Krištof (F)
Matej Paulovič (F)
Matúš Sukeľ (F)
Marek Hovorka (F)

Slovenia
Luka Gracnar (G)
Gasper Kroselj (G)
Matija Pintaric (G)
Blaz Gregorc (D)
Sabahudin Kovacevic (D)
Ales Kranjc (D)
Ziga Pavlin (D)
Matic Podlipnik (D)
Jurij Repe (D)
Mitja Robar (D)
Luka Vidmar (D)
Bostjan Golicic (F)
Andrej Hebar (F)
Ziga Jeglic (F)
Anze Kuralt (F)
Jan Mursak (F) — Played 46 games for Detroit Red Wings
Ales Music (F)
Ken Ograjensek (F)
Ziga Pance (F)
David Rodman (F)
Marcel Rodman (F)
Robert Sabolic (F)
Rok Ticar (F)
Jan Urbas (F)
Miha Verlic (F)

United States
David Leggio (G)
Brandon Maxwell (G)
Ryan Zapolski (G)
Chad Billins (D)
Jonathon Blum (D)
Will Borgen (D)
Matt Gilroy (D)
Ryan Gunderson (D)
Bobby Sanguinetti (D)
Noah Welch (D)
James Wisniewski (D)
Mark Arcobello (F)
Chris Bourque (F)
— Son of 1998 Canadian Olympian and Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque
Bobby Butler (F)
Ryan Donato (F)
Brian Gionta (F)
— Captain, 2006 Olympian and oldest member of entire U.S. Olympic team (39)
Jordan Greenway (F)
Chad Kolarik (F)
Broc Little (F)
John McCarthy (F)
Brian O’Neill (F)
Garrett Roe (F)
Jim Slater (F)
Ryan Stoa (F)
Troy Terry (F)

Group C
Finland
Mikko Koskinen (G) — Top goalie at 2016 Worlds with 1.13 GAA, .947 save pct.
Juha Metsola (G)
Karri Ramo (G)
Juuso Heitanen (D)
Miro Heiskanen (D) — 2017 NHL No. 3 draft pick by Dallas Stars; 18 years old
Tommi Kivisto (D)
Miika Koivisto (D)
Lasse Kukkonen (D)
Mikko Lehtonen (D)
Sami Lepisto (D) — 2010, 2014 Olympic bronze medalist; 176 NHL games
Atte Ohtamaa (D)
Marko Anttila (F)
Jonas Enlund (F)
Teemu Hartikainen (F)
Julius Junttila (F)
Joonas Kemppainen (F)
Petri Kontiola (F)
Jarno Koskirant (F)
Jani Lajunen (F)
Sakari Manninen (F)
Oskar Osala (F)
Jukka Peltola (F)
Mika Pyorala (F)
Veli-Matti Savinainen (F)
Eeli Tolvanen (F)

Germany
Danny aus den Birken (G)
Dennis Endras (G)
Timo Pielmeier (G)
Sinan Akdag (D)
Daryl Boyle (D)
Christian Ehrhoff (D) — Olympian in 2002, 2006 and 2010; played mostly in the NHL from 2003-16
Frank Hördler (D)
Björn Krupp (D)
Moritz Müller (D)
Jonas Müller (D)
Yannic Seidenberg (D)
Yasin Ehliz (F)
Gerrit Fauser (F)
Marcel Goc (F) — 636 NHL games
Patrick Hager (F)
Dominik Kahun (F)
Marcus Kink (F)
Brooks Macek (F)
Frank Mauer (F)
Marcel Noebels (F)
Leonhard Pföderl (F)
Matthias Plachta (F)
Patrick Reimer (F)
Felix Schütz (F)
David Wolf (F)

Norway
Lars Haugen (G)
Henrik Haukeland (G)
Henrik Holm (G)
Alexander Bonsaksen (D)
Stefan Espeland (D)
Jonas Holøs (D)
Johannes Johannesen (D)
Erlend Lesund (D)
Mattias Nørstebø (D)
Henrik Ødegaard (D)
Daniel Sørvik (D)
Anders Bastiansen (F)
Kristian Forsberg (F)
Ludvig Hoff (F) — University of North Dakota sophomore
Tommy Kristiansen (F)
Ken André Olimb (F)
Mathis Olimb (F)
Aleksander Reichenberg (F)
Niklas Roest (F)
Mats Rosseli (F)
Martin Røymark (F)
Eirik Salsten (F)
Patrick Thoresen (F)
Steffen Thoresen (F)
Mathias Trettenes (F)

Sweden
Jhonas Enroth (G)
Viktor Fasth (G) — Former NHL goalie was Sweden’s No. 1 at 2017 Worlds before Henrik Lundqvist joined team mid-tournament en route to gold
Magnus Hellberg (G)
Jonas Ahnelov (D)
Simon Bertilsson (D)
Rasmus Dahlin (D) — Born in 2000; possible No. 1 pick in June’s NHL Draft
Johan Fransson (D)
Erik Gustafsson (D)
Patrik Hersley (D)
Staffan Kronwall (D)
Mikael Wikstrand (D)
Dick Axelsson (F)
Alexander Bergstrom (F)
Dennis Everberg (F)
Carl Klingberg (F)
Anton Lander (F)
Par Lindholm (F)
Joakim Lindstrom (F)
Joel Lundqvist (F) — Henrik’s identical twin
Oscar Moller (F)
John Norman (F)
Linus Omark (F)
Fredrik Pettersson (F)
Viktor Stalberg (F)
Patrik Zackrisson (F)

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U.S. women’s basketball team, statistically greatest ever, rolls to FIBA World Cup title

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The revamped U.S. women’s basketball team may have been the greatest of all time.

The Americans completed, statistically, their most dominant global championship ever by routing China 83-61 in the FIBA World Cup final on Saturday in Sydney — giving them 60 consecutive wins between the Olympics and worlds dating to 2006.

It marked the largest margin of victory in a World Cup final since the event converted from a fully round-robin format in 1983.

For the tournament, the U.S. drubbed its opponents by an average of 40.75 points per game, beating its previous record between the Olympics and worlds of 37.625 points from the 2008 Beijing Games. It was just off the 1992 U.S. Olympic men’s Dream Team’s legendary margin 43.8 points per game. This U.S. team scored 98.75 points per game, its largest at worlds since 1994.

“We came here on a mission, a business trip,” tournament MVP A’ja Wilson said in a post-game press conference before turning to coach Cheryl Reeve. “We played pretty good, I think, coach.”

Since the U.S. won a seventh consecutive Olympic title in Tokyo, Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles retired. Tina Charles ceded her national team spot to younger players. Brittney Griner was detained in Russia (and still is). Diana Taurasi suffered a WNBA season-ending quad injury that ruled her out of World Cup participation (who knows if the 40-year-old Taurasi will play for the U.S. again).

Not only that, but Cheryl Reeve of the Minnesota Lynx succeeded Dawn Staley as head coach, implementing a new uptempo system.

“There was probably great concern, and maybe around the world they kind of looked at it and said, ‘Hey, now is the time to get the USA,'” Reeve said Saturday.

The U.S. response was encapsulated by power forward Alyssa Thomas, the oldest player on the roster at age 30 who made the U.S. team for the first time in her career, started every game and was called the team’s glue and MVP going into the final.

Wilson and Tokyo Olympic MVP Breanna Stewart were the leaders. Guard Kelsey Plum, a Tokyo Olympic 3×3 player, blossomed this past WNBA season and was third in the league’s MVP voting. She averaged the most minutes on the team, scored 15.8 points per game and had 17 in the final.

“The depth of talent that we have was on display,” Reeve said. “What I am most pleased about was the trust and buy-in.”

For the first time since 1994, no player on the U.S. roster was over the age of 30, creating a scary thought for the 2024 Paris Olympics: the Americans could get even better.

“When you say best-ever, I’m always really cautious with that, because, obviously, there are great teams,” Reeve said when asked specifically about the team’s defense. “This group was really hard to play against.”

Earlier Saturday, 41-year-old Australian legend Lauren Jackson turned back the clock with a 30-point performance off the bench in her final game as an Opal, a 95-65 victory over Canada for the bronze. Jackson, who came out of a six-year retirement and played her first major tournament since the 2012 Olympics, had her best scoring performance since the 2008 Olympics.

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IOC looks for ways Russian athletes ‘who do not support war’ could compete as neutrals

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GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes who do not endorse their country’s war in Ukraine could be accepted back into international sports, competing under a neutral flag, IOC president Thomas Bach said in an interview published Friday.

“It’s about having athletes with a Russian passport who do not support the war back in competition,” Bach told Italian daily Corriere della Sera, adding, “We have to think about the future.”

Most sports followed IOC advice in February and banned Russian teams and athletes from their events within days of the country’s military invasion of Ukraine.

With Russians starting to miss events that feed into qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics, an exile extending into next year could effectively become a wider ban from those Games.

In an interview in Rome, Bach hinted at IOC thinking after recent rounds of calls with Olympic stakeholders asked for views on Russia’s pathway back from pariah status.

“To be clear, it is not about necessarily having Russia back,” he said. “On the other hand — and here comes our dilemma — this war has not been started by the Russian athletes.”

Bach did not suggest how athletes could express opposition to the war when dissent and criticism of the Russian military risks jail sentences of several years.

Some Russian athletes publicly supported the war in March and are serving bans imposed by their sport’s governing body.

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Yevgeny Rylov appeared at a pro-war rally attended by Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Gymnast Ivan Kuliak displayed a pro-military “Z” symbol on his uniform at an international event.

Russian former international athletes are being called up for military service in the current mobilization, according to media reports. They include former heavyweight boxing champion Nikolai Valuev and soccer player Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

Russians have continued to compete during the war as individuals in tennis and cycling, without national symbols such as flags and anthems, even when teams have been banned.

Bach told Corriere della Sera it was the IOC’s mission to be politically neutral and “to have the Olympic Games, and to have sport in general, as something that still unifies people and humanity.”

“For all these reasons, we are in a real dilemma at this moment with regard to the Russian invasion in Ukraine,” he suggested. “We also have to see, and to study, to monitor, how and when we can come back to accomplish our mission to have everybody back again, under which format whatsoever.”

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