Staff Reporter/sports at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, covering the Olympics, Wild and other games people play.

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Sep 25, 2017

@JMouse83 Yes. They changed the format in 2014. Top 2 teams in Group A go to semifinals and would play for gold medal if they win semis.

Sep 25, 2017

Wild prospect Jordan Greenway: "I've always stood for the national anthem and always will.'' Greenway is a top candidate for Olympic team.

Sep 25, 2017

US women's hockey team opens Olympic play Feb. 11 vs Finland. They're in Group A with Canada, Finland and Russia.

Sep 25, 2017

Olympic hockey schedule released today. US men in Group B with Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia. They open vs Slovenia on Feb. 14.

Sep 25, 2017

Marketing chief Lisa Baird said USOC will promote "full breadth of hockey" at Olympics, meaning more attention for women's, sled teams.

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