Friday, August 23, 2013

USA Hockey to Host Public Day at Kettler Iceplex

John Carlson - Washington Capitals 

Olympic Hockey... in August?

Team USA visits Kettler Capitals Iceplex next Monday and Tuesday for its National Team Orientation Camp. Although Monday's program will be closed to the public, Team USA will host a "Public Day" on Tuesday. Tickets for the star-studded (see below) event cost $40 ($30 for kids 14 and under) and are available here. Each ticket holder will also receive a collectible puck, a limited edition scarf, an American flag and access to a pre-assigned, one-hour autograph session. Very cool.

Here's a rundown of Tuesday's schedule

7:00 AM  Doors open
9:00 - 11:15 AM  Pre-assigned player autograph and open skate time blocks
10:00 - 11:00 AM  Wounded Warrior sled hockey game
11:30 AM  On-ice program, hosted by NHL Network's Kathryn Tappen
(Olympic jersey unveiled, player introductions)

Here's the full preliminary roster of 48 players from 24 NHL squads (John Carlson represents the Capitals.)


Craig Anderson - Ottawa Senators
John Gibson - Norfolk Admirals (AHL)
Jimmy Howard - Detroit Red Wings
Ryan Miller - Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Quick - Los Angeles Kings
Cory Schneider - New Jersey Devils


Zach Bogosian - Winnipeg Jets
Dustin Byfuglien - Winnipeg Jets
John Carlson - Washington Capitals
Dan DeKeyser - Detroit Red Wings
Justin Faulk - Carolina Hurricanes
Cam Fowler - Anaheim Ducks
Jake Gardiner - Toronto Maple Leafs
Erik Johnson - Colorado Avalanche
Jack Johnson - Columbus Blue Jackets
Seth Jones - Nashville Predators
Nick Leddy - Chicago Blackhawks
Paul Martin - Pittsburgh Penguins
Ryan McDonagh - New York Rangers
Brooks Orpik - Pittsburgh Penguins
Kevin Shattenkirk - St. Louis Blues
Ryan Suter - Minnesota Wild
Jacob Trouba - Winnipeg Jets
Keith Yandle - Phoenix Coyotes


Justin Abdelkader - Detroit Red Wings
David Backes - St. Louis Blues
Beau Bennett - Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Bjugstad - Florida Panthers
Dustin Brown - Los Angeles Kings
Ryan Callahan - New York Rangers
Alex Galchenyuk - Montreal Canadiens
Patrick Kane - Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Kesler - Vancouver Canucks
Phil Kessel - Toronto Maple Leafs
Trevor Lewis - Los Angeles Kings
Kyle Okposo - New York Islanders
T.J. Oshie - St. Louis Blues
Max Pacioretty - Montreal Canadiens
Kyle Palmieri - Anaheim Ducks
Zach Parise - Minnesota Wild
Joe Pavelski - San Jose Sharks
Bobby Ryan - Ottawa Senators
Brandon Saad - Chicago Blackhawks
Craig Smith - Nashville Predators
Paul Stastny - Colorado Avalanche
Derek Stepan - New York Rangers
James van Riemsdyk - Toronto Maple Leafs
Blake Wheeler - Winnipeg Jets