Local Sports Journal

USA opens up men’s hockey Group Play on Thursday in the 2014 Sochi Games in Sochi, Russia.

The team is coached by Western Michigan Christian high school alum Dan Bylsm and will open up Group A play against Slovakia.

USA will take on No. 1 seeded Russia on Saturday and will face off against Slovenia on Sunday.

Puck drop for each game is set for 7:30 a.m. EST and will be covered live by NBC. For a complete guide to NBC’s live coverage of the 2014 Sochi Games, click here.


GROUP A: Russia (1), Slovakia (6), USA (7), Slovenia (18)
GROUP B: Finland (2), Canada (5), Norway (8), Austria (15)
Group C: Czech Republic (3), Sweeden (4), Switzerland (9), Latvia (11)

USA schedule

Thursday, Feb. 13
USA vs. Slovakia – 7:30 a.m. EST

Saturday, Feb. 15
USA vs. Russia – 7:30 a.m. EST

Sunday, Feb. 16
USA vs. Slovenia – 7:30 a.m. EST

Tuesday, Feb. 18
Qualification round, TBD

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Quarterfinals, TBD

Friday, Feb. 21
Semifinals, TBD

Saturday, Feb. 22
Bronze Medal Game – 10 a.m. EST

Sunday, Feb. 23
Gold Medal Game 7 a.m. EST