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2006 Torino Olympic Winter Games Men's Tournament


In the third consecutive Olympic Winter Games featuring National Hockey League players, the United States entered Torino with high expectations after capturing the silver medal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. In Team USA’s first game, the U.S. tied Latvia, 3-3, before defeating Kazakhstan, 4-1, in its second game. The U.S. would then lose three straight one-goal games to close out preliminary-round play before falling to Finland, 4-3, in the quarterfinals.

Team Staff

Position Name Hometown
Head Coach Peter Laviolette Raleigh, N.C.
Assistant Coach Keith Allain Duxbury, Mass.
Assistant Coach Mike Sullivan Centerville, Mass.
Video Coordinator Chris Huffine Raleigh, N.C.
Equipment Manager Peter Rogers Nashville, Tenn.
Equipment Manager Joe Guilmet Atlanta, Ga.
Athletic Trainer Stan Wong Boca Raton, Fla.
Athletic Trainer Don DelNegro Lake Placid, N.Y.
Team Physician Yani C. Zinis, D.O. Denver, Colo.
Massage Therapist Bruce Lifrieri New York, N.Y.

USA Hockey, Inc.

Position Name Hometown
President Ron DeGregorio Salem, N.H.
Executive Director Dave Ogrean Colorado Springs, Colo.
Vice President, International Council Chair Tony Rossi Chicago, Ill.
Chairman of the Board Walter L. Bush, Jr. Edina, Minn.
International Department Consultant Art Berglund Colorado Springs, Colo.
General Manager Don Waddell Duluth, Ga.
Assistant General Manager Paul Holmgren Philadelphia, Pa.
Senior Director of Hockey Operations Jim Johannson Colorado Springs, Colo.
Media Relations Dave Fischer Colorado Springs, Colo.
Media Relations Bill Robertson St. Paul, Minn.