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February 2018

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the TEAMS 8 // 2018 OLYMPIC PREVIEW USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM S tanding on the frozen tun- d r a o f C i t i F i e l d i n N e w Yo r k C i t y, B r i a n G i o n t a had chills. Literally. D e s p i t e p l a y i n g i n m o r e t h a n 1,000 games over a 15-year NHL career, the Rochester, N.Y., native figured his competitive career was d r aw i n g t o a c l o s e . I n st e a d , t h e 3 9-y e a r- o l d w i l l h ave o n e m o r e kick at the Olympic can when he leads the U.S. Men's Olympic Team in PyeongChang, South Korea. "I think everyone can relate to the Olympics and the magnitude of the Olympics," Gionta said after the announcement during the second intermission of the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1. "The world stops to watch the Olympic Games. And to be able to be at that level representing your country, it's a dream come true." That dream became a reality for the 25 players announced to the men's team, including collegians Jordan Greenway, Ryan Donato and Troy Terry. They were joined on the frosty field by members of the two-time silver-medal-winning U.S. Women's O l y m p i c T e a m , a n d t h e U. S . Paralympic Sled Team that is gun- ning for its third straight gold medal. "Like our former coach, Coach Sauer, used to say, it's really hard to get on top, and it's even harder to stay. It's going to take dedication from every one of our team mem- bers," said captain Josh Pauls, who is playing in his third Paralympics. "But we're definitely up to the challenge, especially living with each other and training together. It's going to take a full team mentality, and I think we have that going in." PHOTOS BY Getty Images; Norman Hayward FEBRUARY 2018 VOL. 42 // NO. 2 USA HOCKEY, INC. 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