US team travels with college players and Europe
In addition, eight professionals of European clubs in the area after the stars from the NHL will be missing in Pyongyang as before four years ago. The average age of the US squad is 25 years, six players have NHL experience. The only player who was already in 2018 is Brian O’Neill, who earns his money in Russia. The best league in the world had withdrawn its commitment for the winter games in December for appointment problems related to the Coronavirus pandemic. While Olympia (4 to 20 February), over 100 NHL games are to be made up. Germany also meets Canada and hosts China in Beijing in the preliminary round. We are excited about the squad that we have put together. We are lucky enough to have a big talent pool, John Vanbiesbrouck said from the USA Hockey Association of the US: We look forward to fighting a gold medal in Beijing.