Youth Olympic Games Begin Saturday for Team USA

Competition begins for the U.S. Youth Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. ET. Throughout the event, which runs from Feb. 12-21, the U.S. will face Canada, Finland, Norway and Russia.

The 17-player U.S. roster consists of nine forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders, all of whom were selected to participate in the USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp from July 15-21 in Williamsville, New York. For a complete Team USA roster, visit USA Hockey's website here.

In 2012, Team USA finished fourth at the first-ever Winter Youth Olympic Games. Created by the International Olympic Committee, the Youth Olympic Games bring youth athletes from around the world together thorugh sports and the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship.

Live from the 2018 Olympics:

2/21 | Slater Is Father Timeless

2/21 | Amanda Kessel's Journey Back To The Olympic Stage

2/18 | Yale Trio Reunite On Olympic Ice

2/16 | T.J. Oshie Still in Spotlight

2/15 | North Carolina Native Playing For Korean Team

2/13 | Take Five With Dani Cameranesi

2/13 | U.S. Men's Team Likes Its Chances

2/12 | Phone A Friend

2/11 | Men's Team Young & Old

2/11 | Take 5 With Brian Gionta 

2/10 | Heavy Hearts 

2/10 | Take 5 With Sidney Morin 

2/9 | Take 5 With Ryan Stoa


Follow USA Hockey Magazine as it chronicles the march to gold for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams. USA Hockey Magazine editor Harry Thompson is in PyeongChang, South Korea to provide daily news, features and interviews from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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