Tuesday, February 16, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Olympic Hockey - Team USA vs Switzerland Today

Team USA opens up their Olympic hockey today at 3 PM EST when they face off against Switzerland. The game is scheduled to be shown in the U.S. on the USA Network.

The U.S. is favored over Switzerland in its bid to win their first goal in 30 years since Lake Placid and the "Miracle on Ice."

No known injuries are reported and the only known issue is the IOC cracking down on the facemasks of the goalies.

U.S. goaltenders Ryan Miller and Jonathan Quick have to cover or remove some words from their helmets that are in violation of International Olympic Comittee rules.

Miller had "Miller Time" on the back of his helmet on Monday during practice and Jonathan Quick's helmet has "Support Our Troops" adorned on his mask.

Szymon Szemberg, spokesman for the International Ice Hockey Federation, confirmed both players will be told to take those messages off their equipment because it's the governing bodies' task to enforce IOC rule No. 51 that bars advertising, demonstrations and propaganda.

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