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2018 Winter Olympics Notebook: February 21

02/20/2018, 1:45am EST
By USA Hockey

The 2018 U.S. Olympic Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Teams will be competing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games between February 11-25, 2018. 

Check back for daily updates on the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Teams and their quest for gold.

February 21

Men's Team -- Day 14

It was all business today and tonight for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team.

Team USA faced a do-or-die qualification-round game against Slovakia at 12 noon, with the loser going home and the winner advancing to tomorrow’s quarterfinal round against the Czech Republic. Thanks in part to a pair of goals from Ryan Donato and three assists from Troy Terry, as well as a strong defensive performance, the U.S. earned a 5-1 win and has a chance now to earn a semifinal berth with a win over the Czech Republic tomorrow.

After the game, some members of the U.S. ski and snowboard team – including Arielle Gold and Faye Gulini – visited Team USA’s lockerroom. Gold won a bronze medal in the snowboard halfpipe competition on Feb. 13.

The U.S. had a late lunch after its game back near the Olympic athlete's village and returned to their rooms for rest. They gathered for a team meeting in preparation for tomorrow’s game vs. the Czech Republic at 7:30 p.m., prior to an 8 p.m. team dinner. Rest and relaxation followed dinner.

Tomorrow's game against the Czech Republic is set for 12:10 p.m. local time (10:10 p.m. ET on Feb. 19) and can be seen live on CNBC and streamed live at

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New Lands - Justice
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Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Women's Team -- Day 19

It was gold-medal game eve today in Gangneung, and the U.S. women were back on their ice for their final official practice before tomorrow’s big game.

The U.S. held practice today from 1:15-2:30 p.m. in the Gangneung Hockey Centre training rink, which is right behind the venue where the big game will be played tomorrow. The practice was well-attended by members of the media hoping to get some last-minute interviews before the gold-medal game. Among those in attendance were the Associated Press, NBC affiliate stations from Indianapolis, Chicago and Cleveland, TSN and CBC.

Before the women headed out for practice, they had a surprise visitor come to their locker room to wish them good luck before tomorrow’s game – daughter of the late Jim Johannson, Ellie. She got a chance to talk with players and then got everyone together for a big group photo.

The U.S. women’s team officially opened residency in Wesley Chapel, Florida, on Sept. 6 and has been through months of living and training together, traveling across the country for games, and growing closer as a team. This will all culminate tomorrow when the players will hit the ice as a team for its final time in the tournament with the gold medal on the line. Tune in on NBCSN at 1:10 p.m. KST/11:10 p.m. ET (Feb. 21) and follow @USAHockey on Twitter for live updates.

Previous Olympic Notebook Entries

Men's Team

Women's Team

U.S. Women's Schedule

Date Opponent Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Venue Broadcast/Stream
Sun., Feb 11 Finland Preliminary W, 3-1 Kwandong Hockey Centre NBCSN
Tues., Feb 13 Olympic Athletes From Russia Preliminary W, 5-0 Kwandong Hockey Centre NBCSN
Thurs., Feb. 15 Canada Preliminary L, 1-2 Kwandong Hockey Centre NBCSN
Mon., Feb. 19 Finland Semifinals W, 5-0 Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
Thurs., Feb. 22 Canada Gold-Medal Game 1:10 p.m./11:10 p.m. (Feb. 21) Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN

U.S. Men's Schedule

Date Opponent Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Venue Broadcast/Stream
Wed., Feb. 14 Slovenia Preliminary OTL, 2-3 Kwandong Hockey Centre NBCSN
Fri., Feb. 16 Slovakia Preliminary W, 2-1 Gangneung Hockey Centre CNBC
Sat., Feb. 17 Olympic Athletes From Russia Preliminary L, 0-4 Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
Tues., Feb. 20 Slovakia Qualification W, 5-1 Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
Wed., Feb 21 Czech Republic Quarterfinals SOL, 2-3 Gangneung Hockey Centre CNBC

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