USA Hockey, in cooperation with NBC Sports and the National Hockey League, announced today that the 23-man roster for its 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team will be unveiled during NBC's broadcast of the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Jan. 1 at Fenway Park in Boston. Coverage of the game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers begins at 1 p.m. EST.
“It’s terrific to have partners like NBC and the NHL,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “I think by announcing our men’s Olympic team as part of the broadcast of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, we all feel like it will add to the pageantry of what is sure to be a spectacular event.”
The U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team will compete at the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. The men's ice hockey competition will begin on Feb. 16 and conclude with the gold-medal game on Feb. 28.
Team USA plays its first game Feb. 16 against Switzerland.