Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Canada Names Men's Hockey Team for Sochi Olympics

TORONTO — Team Canada has announced its 25-man roster for the Sochi Olympics, and it’s built around key contributors from the team that won gold four years ago in Vancouver.

Canada's Sidney Crosby (87) and his teammates salute the crowd after beating Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout at a preliminary round men's ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Sidney Crosby, who scored the game-winning goal over the United States in overtime, is back and likely will be named captain.

Roberto Luongo, who was in net for the completion of the 2010 tournament, could get another chance next month as he’s back on the roster following some tumultuous times.

Jonathan Toews, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Patrice Bergeron are also among the Vancouver medallists named to the team.

John Tavares and Carey Price lead the group of newcomers, which also includes the injured Steven Stamkos, who is already skating and would like to return from a broken leg before the start of the Olympics.

Canada beat the United States in overtime to win the gold medal in 2010 when Crosby beat Ryan Miller.

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