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Hockey Hall of Fame opens Olympic display

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Game-used items such as a Carey Price jersey, Jamie Benn‘s gloves and even Teemu Selanne‘s socks are going on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame beginning Friday.

The Hall of Fame in Toronto announced the 2014 Sochi Olympic collection that will include more than 50 artifacts from more than a dozen countries. They will be on display through Sept. 1.

Here are some of the items:

Jerseys
Carey Price (CAN) — semifinal win over U.S.
Jamie Benn (CAN) — semifinal win over U.S.
Caroline Ouellette (CAN) — white
Amanda Kessel (USA) — blue
Teemu Selanne (FIN) — blue
Ryan Suter (USA) — blue
Tuukka Rask (FIN) — white
Daniel Sedin (SWE) — blue
Anze Kopitar (SLO) — blue
Zach Parise (USA) — white
Alex Ovechkin (RUS) — red
Ilya Kovalchuk (RUS) — white
Roberto Luongo (CAN) — black
Jonathan Toews (CAN) — black
Marian Hossa (SVK) — blue
Evgeni Malkin (RUS) — red

Gloves
Jamie Benn (CAN)
Ossi Vaananen (FIN)

Pants
Drew Doughty (CAN) — gold-medal game

Helmet
Martin St. Louis (CAN) — gold-medal game

Socks
Ryan Getzlaf (CAN) — gold-medal game
Teemu Selanne (FIN) — bronze-medal game

Canadian women’s goalie practices with Edmonton Oilers

History for Teemu Selanne as Finland names Olympic hockey team

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Finland is undoubtedly the best nation never to win an Olympic men’s hockey gold medal. The drought will likely carry through Sochi.

The Finns could, however, win their sixth medal in the last eight Olympics. Goalie Tuukka Rask will have a big say in how far they progress. The Bruins star is top five in the NHL in goals-against average and save percentage.

Finland’s depth in the crease can afford the absence of former Vezina Trophy nominee Pekka Rinne, who hasn’t played since Oct. 22 with a hip infection, and the retirement of 2010 Olympic starter Miikka Kiprusoff.

The most notable player on the roster is forward Teemu Selanne, who is going to his record-tying sixth Olympics dating to 1992. He’s already pocketed two bronze medals (1998, 2010) and one silver (2006). He’ll match the retired Finn Raimo Helminen for most Olympics by a hockey player.

Olympic hockey rosters: U.S. | Canada | Russia | Sweden | Finland | Czech Republic | Slovakia | Switzerland | Latvia | Norway | Austria | Slovenia

The team is missing stalwart Saku Koivu, who reportedly withdrew his name from consideration within the last few days. Star forward Mikko Koivu may miss the Olympics with an ankle injury but was named to the team. Finland has up to Feb. 12 to replace him. 

Selanne is 43, but he’d have to play in the 2022 Olympics to be the oldest Olympic hockey player ever. That distinction belongs to 1928 Hungarian goalie Belo Ordody, who was 48 according to OlympStats.com.

Here’s the full Finland roster:

Goalies
Kari Lehtonen — Dallas Stars
Antti Niemi — San Jose Sharks
Tuukka Rask — Boston Bruins

Defensemen
Olli Maatta — Pittsburgh Penguins
Sami Salo — Tampa Bay Lightning
Kimmo Timonen — Philadelphia Flyers
Sami Vatanen — Anaheim Ducks
Lasse Kukkonen — Former NHL player
Sami Lepisto — Former NHL player
Ossi Vaananen — Former NHL player
Juuso Hietanen

Forwards
Aleksander Barkov — Florida Panthers
Valtteri Filppula — Tampa Bay Lightning
Mikael Granlund — Minnesota Wild
Jussi Jokinen — Pittsburgh Penguins
Olli Jokinen — Winnipeg Jets
Mikko Koivu — Minnesota Wild
Lauri Korpikoski — Phoenix Coyotes
Tuomu Ruutu — Carolina Hurricanes
Teemu Selanne — Anaheim Ducks
Leo Komarov — former Toronto Maple Leafs player
Petri Kontiola — former Chicago Blackhawks player
Antti Pihlstrom — former Nashville Predators player
Juhamatti Aaltonen
Jori Lehtera

U.S. goalie’s hockey mask includes actual gold (photos)