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2018 Winter Olympics Notebook: February 18

02/18/2018, 6:45am 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 18

Men's Team -- Day 12

It was a complete off day for Team USA and a great chance for the players and staff to spend time with family and friends who have made the trek to South Korea for the Olympic Winter Games.

Today is the final day of competition of the preliminary round and the U.S. awaits its opponent for the qualification round. Team USA will practice tomorrow, but likely won’t know what time until close to midnight.

Top 5 Songs on Playlist of Forward Chad Kolarik
Happens Like That - Granger Smith
When I'm Up - Great Big Sea
Any Ol’ Barstool - Jason Aldean
Round Here Buzz - Eric Church
Greatest Love Story - LANCO

Women's Team -- Day 16

The U.S. women had its first practice at the Gangneung Hockey Centre today, the rink that will host the women’s tournament semifinal games tomorrow (Feb. 19).

Though it sounds like a typical practice day, it was far from an ordinary morning at the rink. Because the semifinals are being held at the Gangneung Hockey Centre and all of the preliminary games were hosted at the Kwandong Hockey Centre, the team locker room and everything the players needed for practice was at the other rink. The solution was to get dressed at Kwandong and bus over to Gangneung, but the result was a fun bus ride in full gear. Once the team arrived to the rink, it was business as usual.

Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.) and Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.) were all smiles during a fun interview with Dave Schwartz of NBC Minnesota’s KARE 11 station. Dave hosted a fun game to see how well each player knew one another using true and false questions.

After a weekend of no games, the U.S. will hit the ice tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. local time for its semifinal match-up against Finland. Catch all the action live on NBCSN and follow @USAHockey on Twitter for live updates.

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Men's Team

With a 9:10 p.m. game tonight, the U.S. had a brief skate this morning to fill the long day. Some members of the U.S. training staff paused to take a photo with the great cleaning crew that has been so kind to the U.S. team ahead of the team's arrival for practice.

The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team outshot the Olympic Athletes from Russia 29-26, but was defeated 4-0 here tonight in its final preliminary round contest of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. Team USA will return to action in the qualification playoff round Tuesday, February 20. Time, opponent and television coverage of that contest are all to be determined, but the game will be live streamed on

Prior to the game, the U.S. coaching staff went up to the concourse to greet members of the U.S. military serving in South Korea.

Top 5 Songs on Playlist of Forward Brian Gionta
Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw
Holy Grail - Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake
Outsiders - Eric Church
Believer - Imagine Dragons
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

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 TBD 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 12:10 p.m./10:10 p.m. (Feb. 19) Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
Wed., Feb 21 TBD Quarterfinals TBD TBD TBD
Fri., Feb 23 TBD Semifinals TBD Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
Sat., Feb. 24 TBD Bronze-Medal Game 9:10 p.m./7:10 a.m. Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
Sun., Feb 25 TBD Gold-Medal Game 1:10 p.m./11:10 p.m. (Feb. 24) Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN

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