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Oshie and USA Top Russia in Olympics Matchup

02/15/2014, 8:00am CST
By bwerger

USHL grad scores four times in the shootout

The United States earned a thrilling 3-2 shootout win against the host team Russia in the Olympic Men’s Hockey Tournament in Sochi, Russia. 

T.J. Oshie (Sioux Falls Stampede, 2004-05) of the St. Louis Blues was the hero in the shootout as he scored four times in the extra session that went eight rounds.  Unlike play in the NHL or USHL, players can shoot more than once in shootouts after the first three rounds.  Oshie would shoot a total of six times, converting on four of them.

Joe Pavelski (Waterloo Black Hawks, 2002-04) of the San Jose Sharks gave the United States a 2-1 lead midway through the third period on a power play goal, but the Russians would tie the contest moments later to force overtime.

The United States has now won both of their games thus far in the Olympics and will finish group play on Sunday as they face Slovenia.

A total of eight USHL alumni are on the roster for the United States and are among 16 alumni overall competing in the Olympics.




Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 12th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2013-14.  A record 32 players were chosen in the 2013 NHL Draft and more than 300 players on team rosters last season have committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (, twitter (, and YouTube (  Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (

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