Youth Olympic Games Begin Saturday for Team USA

Competition begins for the U.S. Youth Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. ET. Throughout the event, which runs from Feb. 12-21, the U.S. will face Canada, Finland, Norway and Russia.

The 17-player U.S. roster consists of nine forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders, all of whom were selected to participate in the USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp from July 15-21 in Williamsville, New York. For a complete Team USA roster, visit USA Hockey's website here.

In 2012, Team USA finished fourth at the first-ever Winter Youth Olympic Games. Created by the International Olympic Committee, the Youth Olympic Games bring youth athletes from around the world together thorugh sports and the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship.

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