Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. Fantasy Sports

Michigan hockey @ Sochi Olympics: USA wins; Kesler, Pacioretty, Fowler solid

See also

The United States hockey team made it clear that they were ready to compete in their 7-1 opening game victory over Slovakia Thursday in the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Three Michigan hockey players - forwards Ryan Kesler and Max Pacioretty and defenseman Cam Fowler - were solid performers in game #1 of the preliminary round. Goaltender Ryan Miller did not participate in the first game.

Kesler, a Livonia native who stars for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League (NHL), scored a goal, had an assist and finished +4 for the game. Pacioretty, who played college hockey at the University of Michigan and now plays for the Montreal Canadians in the NHL, had an assist and finished at +2 in the opener.

Farmington Hills' Cam Fowler, who plays defense for the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, helped in holding Slovakia to one goal and finished at +2 for the game.

The first challenge for Team USA in hockey occurs tomorrow when they face the Russian team led by Detroit Red Wing forward Pavel Datsyuk. Russia beat Slovenia, 5-2, with NHL All-Stars Alexander Ovechkin and Yevgeni Maklin each scoring a goal.



  • Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, will he compete in Rio?
    Recreational Sports
  • Check out the NHL Ice Girls that are heating up rinks all across the country
    20 Photos
  • 49ers LB Aldon Smith arrested at LAX Airport for false bomb threat
    NFL News
  • Eagles running back LeSean McCoy slams Tim Tebow on Twitter
    NFL News
  • Never watched rugby before? Here's 20 reasons you should start
    20 Photos
  • Wiz kid: Washington Wizards sign 10-year-old with cancer to contract
    NBA News

Related Videos:

  • Desean Jackson Free Agent
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518176546" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Michael Vick Offseason
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517866264" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Wide receiver Golden Tate after catching a pass against St. Louis during the 2013 season.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517489032" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!