COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The rosters for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Teams and 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team will be unveiled today as part of the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citi Field in New York City.
The roster reveal will take place live in-stadium and on NBC during the second intermission of the NHL Winter Classic, which is set for 1 p.m. ET and features the New York Rangers facing off against the Buffalo Sabres.
“The NHL Winter Classic is one of the can’t miss hockey events on the calendar every year,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “We’re excited to share with fans, both at Citi Field and those watching on NBC, our Olympic and Paralympic rosters.”
The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team will begin its quest for a gold medal on Feb. 11 when it faces Finland, while the first contest for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team comes on Feb. 14 against Slovenia. The two-time defending gold-medal U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team will look for a third straight top-of-the-podium finish at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, which run from March 9-18. The Olympics and Paralympics will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea.
NOTES: Media availability is anticipated to take place with athletes and coaches from the teams in attendance during the second intermission following the formal team announcements ... Fans can follow the U.S. Olympic ice hockey teams and U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team at teamusa.usahockey.com.