PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL was represented in men’s ice hockey at the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy by current Stockton Thunder forward Maris Ziedins and 24 former ECHL players as well as Team USA coach Peter Laviolette.
Nine of the 12 teams had an ECHL player including Latvia which had the most players with nine, including Ziedins.
Here is a look at how some of the ECHL players performed:
Milan Hnilicka (Richmond, 1993-94) made 20 saves in the Czech Republic’s 3-1 win against Slovakia on Wednesday.
Mark Streit (Tallahassee, 1999-2000) scored a goal in Switzerland’s 6-2 loss to Sweden on Wednesday and tied for the team scoring lead with three points (2g-1a).
Scott Gomez (Alaska, 2004-05) tied for the Team USA lead with four assists and five points (1g-4a).
John Parco (Hampton Roads, 1994-95 and 1999-2000) led Italy with three goals and his four points tied him for the team lead with Tony Iob (Erie, 1992-93), who had two goals and two assists.