Team USA Men Suffer 3-2 Shootout Loss to Czech Republic in Olympic Quarterfinals
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ryan Donato (Scituate, Mass.) and Jim Slater (Lapeer, Mich.) scored, but the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team fell to the Czech Republic, 3-2, in a shootout here today in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre.
“The one thing that we wanted to make sure of when we came into this tournament is that when it ended we’d be proud of how we represented our country, I’m very proud of how we competed and how we played and how we represented our country from the start of the tournament to the end of it.” – Tony Granato, head coach of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team
2018 Olympic Winter Games
Team USA Results – PyeongChang, South Korea – Feb. 14-25
|Wed., Feb. 14||Slovenia||Preliminary||OTL, 2-3|
|Fri., Feb. 16||Slovakia||Preliminary||W, 2-1|
|Sat., Feb. 17||O.A.R.||Preliminary||L, 0-4|
|Tues., Feb. 20||Slovakia||Qualification||W, 5-1|
|Wed., Feb. 21||Czech Republic||Quarterfinals||SOL, 2-3|
Team USA was outshot by the Czech Republic, 29-20, went 0-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
In five games, Ryan Donato (Scituate, Mass.) led Team USA with five goals and six points while Troy Terry (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) paced all U.S. skaters with five assists.
The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team has captured two gold medals (1980, 1960), eight silver medals (2010, 2002, 1972, 1956, 1952, 1932, 1924, 1920) and one bronze medal (1936) all-time in Olympic play.