IIHF pushes back final roster deadline for 2014 Sochi Olympics to Jan. 7


The roster deadline for your 2014 Sochi Olympics continues to be pushed back to Jan. 7, the International Ice Hockey Federation announced.

Originally, national federations acquired until Dec. 31 to submit 25-man rosters for your tournament, which begins Feb. 12. Russia and other Europe were lobbying for a afterwards date and got their own wish.

At this point teams have until midday Eastern on Jan. 7 to make their rosters public. That’s a little extra time to take injuries into account, like Europe with Steven Stamkos’s damaged tibia.

Through a Hockey Canada spokesman, chief executive and CEO Bob Nicholson said the management team is working hard to be prepared to name a roster and this extension gives general manager Steve Yzerman and his personnel more time. Hockey Canada have not formally set a date to announce its roster.

The United States will still reveal its roster Jan. 1 in conjunction with the Winter Classic. The women’s team will be announced at the second intermission, while the men’s team will be unveiled after the game between your Toronto Maple Leafs plus Detroit Red Wings within Ann Arbor, Mich.

“We look forward to partying the American player through the announcement of our Olympic teams as part of the NHL Winter Classic, ” U. S. handbags executive director Dave Ogrean said in a statement. “It will be an extraordinary stage with an Original Six matchup, a record crowd, a worldwide television target audience, the great pageantry of the event itself, and of course the introduction of both our men’s and women’s Olympic teams. ”

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email towards the Canadian Press on Wed that the league and Players’ Association were consulted before the change was made.

The NHL plus NHLPA agreed to compromise with the IIHF on the deadline after several countries pushed for this to be even later, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The IIHF said in a statement that will Jan. 7 was picked so as not to conflict with the conclusion of the world younger hockey championship, which wraps up Jan. 5.


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The roster deadline for the 2014 Sochi Olympics has been pushed back to Jan. 7, the Global Ice Hockey Federation introduced.

Originally, nationwide federations had until Dec. 31 to submit 25-man rosters for the tournament, which usually begins Feb. 12. Russia and other European countries were lobbying for a later date plus got their wish.

Now teams have got until noon Eastern on Jan. 7 to make their own rosters official. That’s a small extra time to take injuries into consideration, like Canada with Steven Stamkos’s broken tibia.

Through a Hockey Europe spokesman, president and TOP DOG Bob Nicholson said the particular management team is spending so much time to be ready to name a roster and this extension gives general manager Steve Yzerman and his staff more time. Hockey Canada has not formally set a date to announce the roster.

The us will still reveal the roster Jan. 1 with the Winter Classic. The ladies team will be announced in the second intermission, while the men’s team will be unveiled following the game between the Toronto Walnut Leafs and Detroit Reddish colored Wings in Ann Arbor, Mich.

“We look forward to celebrating the American player through the announcement of our own Olympic teams as part of the NHL Winter Classic, ” Oughout. S. hockey executive director Dave Ogrean said in the statement. “It will be an extraordinary stage with an Original Six matchup, a record crowd, an international television audience, the great pageantry of the event itself, not to mention the unveiling of each our men’s and ladies Olympic teams. ”

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said within an email to The Canadian Press on Wednesday that the little league and Players’ Association were consulted before the change was made.

The NHL and NHLPA agreed to compromise with the IIHF in the deadline after several nations pushed for it to be also later, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The IIHF said in the statement that Jan. 7 was picked so as not to conflict with the conclusion of the world junior hockey championship, which wraps up Jan. 5.