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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Zach Parise (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Wild/University of North Dakota), who served as an alternate captain for the silver medal-winning 2010 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, has been named captain of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team it was announced today by USA Hockey. Parise is in his second season as an alternate captain with the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild.

The XXII Olympic Winter Games will be held Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia. The United States plays Slovakia in its first game Feb. 13.

In Vancouver, British Columbia, at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Parise tied for the team lead in both goals (four) and points (eight) and was named to the media all-star team.

Parise, who served as both captain and alternate captain over the course of his tenure playing for the New Jersey Devils, was an alternate captain on the gold medal-winning 2004 U.S. National Junior Team, as well as the 2008 U.S. Men’s National Team. He also competed at two other International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championships (2005, 2007), the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship and was a member of the gold medal-winning 2002 US. Men’s National Under-18 Team at the IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship.

Parise has collected 482 points (230-252) in 591 games played during a nine-year NHL career that includes stints with the Minnesota Wild (2012-present) and New Jersey Devils (2005-12). He has played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs seven times and helped guide the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.

BROWN, SUTER TO SERVE AS ALTERNATE CAPTAINS

Dustin Brown (Ithaca, N.Y./Los Angeles Kings) and Ryan Suter (Madison, Wis./Minnesota Wild/University of Wisconsin) have been tabbed as alternate captains for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.

Brown, who is in his sixth season as captain of the Los Angeles Kings, served as an alternate captain of the 2010 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. He also captained the 2009 U.S. Men’s National Team at the IIHF Men’s World Championship. Brown, who is making his eighth appearance with Team USA in international competition, played for the United States in three other IIHF Men’s World Championships (2004-bronze, 2006, 2008) and two IIHF World Junior Championships (2002, 2003).

Suter, who was an alternate captain on his first U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team in 2010, is currently in his second season as alternate captain with the Minnesota Wild. He previously served as captain of the 2005 U.S. National Junior Team that played in the IIHF World Junior Championship. Suter has been a member of Team USA at four IIHF Men’s World Championships (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009), three IIHF World Junior Championships (2003, 2004-gold, 2005) and two IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championships (2002-gold, 2003).

NOTES: For the compete Team USA roster, click here … The 25-man roster for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team was announced on NBC as part of its coverage of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. … Dan Bylsma, head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Tony Granato, assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Todd Richards, head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Peter Laviolette, serve as assistant coaches … USA Hockey’s International Council, chaired by Gavin Regan, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. National Teams.
2014 Olympic Winter Games
Game Schedule for U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team
Feb. 13-23 • Sochi, Russia
Date
Opponent
Venue
Time (Local/EST)
Thurs., Feb. 13
Slovakia
Shayba Arena
4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 15
Russia
Bolshoy Ice Dome
4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 16
Slovenia
Shayba Arena
4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Tues., Feb. 18
Qualification Games
Bolshoy Ice Dome
12:00 p.m./3:00 a.m.

Bolshoy Ice Dome
4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.

Bolshoy Ice Dome
9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.

Shayba Ice Dome
9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 19
Quarterfinals
Bolshoy Ice Dome
12:00 p.m./3:00 a.m.

Bolshoy Ice Dome
4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.

Bolshoy Ice Dome
9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.

Shayba Ice Dome
9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 21
Semifinal
Bolshoy Ice Dome
4:00 p.m./7:00 a.m.
Semifinal
Bolshoy Ice Dome
9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 22
Bronze-Medal Game
Bolshoy Ice Dome
7:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 23
Gold-Medal Game
Bolshoy Ice Dome
4:00 p.m./7:00 a.m.

Ryan Suter        Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter was named the 3rd star of the week last week in the NHL for the week ending Janaury 4. Suter led all defensemen with four goals and tied for first among blueliners with six points as the Wild (22-17-5, 49 points) won two of three games to move into fourth place in the Central Division. He scored his second goal of the season in a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues Dec. 31.

Suter followed that up with two assists, his third multi-assist/point game of the season, in a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Jan. 2. He capped the week by recording his first career hat trick (on three shots on goal) in a 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals Jan. 4, becoming the first defenseman in Wild history to tally three goals in a game and first blueliner on any team to do so since March 20, 2011 (P.K. Subban). The 28-year-old Madison, Wis., native has 5-24-29 in 44 games this season and leads all skaters in time on ice (1,305:45) and time on ice per game (29:40).
Photo by Bryan Singer

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS –The University of Minnesota and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., have been selected to host the 2018 NCAA Men’s Hockey Frozen Four, as announced today by the NCAA. In addition, the Gophers will host the 2016 NCAA West Regional at Xcel Energy Center.

“We are extremely excited to be selected to host the 2018 NCAA Frozen Four,” Minnesota head coach Don Lucia said. “The Xcel Energy Center, the city of St. Paul and the University of Minnesota have a great history of hosting first-class events and we look forward to continuing that tradition over the next few years.”

In 2018, Minnesota will play host to an NCAA Frozen Four for the eighth time in school history. Minnesota previously hosted the 1958, 1966, 1989, 1991, 1994, 2002 and 2011 Frozen Fours. The 1989, 1991, 1994, 2002 and 2011 Frozen Fours were contested in St. Paul with Xcel Energy Center hosting the 2002 and 2011 renditions.

“We are proud to welcome the NCAA Frozen Four back to the State of Hockey,” said Xcel Energy Center General Manager Jack Larson. “We look forward to partnering once again with the NCAA, the University of Minnesota, Visit Saint Paul and our local business community to produce an unforgettable tournament weekend for college hockey fans.”

With Minnesota as host, the 2002 NCAA Frozen Four set multiple arena and NCAA attendance records. The attendance of 19,327 at the championship game – a 4-3 overtime victory by the Golden Gophers over Maine established a new all-time attendance record for the largest crowd ever to witness a hockey game in the state of Minnesota as well as an NCAA Frozen Four finals record at that time (re-set in 2010 at Ford Field). The combined attendance for the 2002 NCAA Frozen Four was 57,966, also setting a record for total tournament attendance at the time.

“The University of Minnesota is proud to host the 2018 NCAA Frozen Four along with our partners in Xcel Energy Center and Visit St. Paul,” Minnesota Director of Athletics Norwood Teague said. “The sport of hockey is ingrained in the history and culture of the state of Minnesota, and we are ecstatic to once again be hosting the premier event in college hockey.”

The 2016 NCAA West Regional will also mark Xcel Energy Center’s fourth regional event after 2010, 2012 and the upcoming 2014 NCAA West Regional on March 29-30, 2014. If the Gophers earn a berth to the program’s 35th NCAA tournament, Minnesota would play in the NCAA West Regional.

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Brett Bulmer from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Bulmer, 21 (4/26/92), has recorded 12 points (9-3=12), 20 penalty minutes (PIM) and three power-play goals in 21 games with Iowa this season. He leads the team in goals and shots (62) and ranks third in scoring. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound native of Prince George, B.C., tallied seven points (4-3=7) and 41 PIM in 43 contests with Houston (AHL) last season. Bulmer began the 2011-12 season with Minnesota and skated in nine NHL contests totaling three assists, six PIM and a plus-1 rating before being reassigned to the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Hockey League (WHL) on Oct. 31, 2011. He made his NHL debut in the Wild season opener against Columbus on Oct. 8, 2011 and last appeared in an NHL game on Oct. 27, 2011 vs. Anaheim. Bulmer was selected by Minnesota in the second round (No. 39) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and wears sweater No. 54 with the Wild.

  SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Jason Zucker from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League and placed forward Mikael Granlund on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury.

Zucker, 21 (1/16/92), has tallied 10 points (6-4=10), including three power-play goals in 13 games with Iowa this season. He recorded two goals last night to help Iowa earn a 3-1 win at Chicago. Zucker has registered 11 shots in four games with Minnesota this season and owns seven points (4-3=7) in 30 career NHL games with the Wild.

 

Granlund, 21 (2/26/92), has collected 12 points (2-10=12) in 24 games with Minnesota this season.

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