ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The U.S. men's hockey team for the Winter Olympics has been announced.
Bobby Ryan didn't make the cut.
The 2010 Olympian was perhaps the most surprising omission on the 25-man roster revealed Wednesday after the Winter Classic.
Jimmy Howard, who couldn't help Detroit beat Toronto on Wednesday in a shootout, appears to be the Americans' third goaltender behind Jonathan Quick and Ryan Miller.
At the Sochi Games, the U.S. forwards will be: David Backes, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Paul Stastny, Derek Stepan, James van Riemsdyk and Blake Wheeler. John Carlson, Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler, Paul Martin, Ryan McDonagh, Brooks Orpik, Kevin Shattenkirk and Ryan Suter will be on defense for the Americans.
The U.S. women's roster was announced between periods during the Winter Classic.
Eleven returning Olympians are on the roster for the that will compete in Sochi.
Julie Chu is heading to her fourth Olympics. She'll be looking for a gold medal to go with the two silvers and a bronze she's already got. Canada has won the last three Olympic titles.
Also making the team was Amanda Kessel, whose brother Phil was playing in the Winter Classic for Toronto and hoping to make the U.S. men's team that was to be introduced after the game.
“Today is an important day for our team and we're thrilled to continue our journey toward Sochi,” said Katey Stone, who is on leave from her coaching job at Harvard to head Team USA. “We have a good blend of veterans and first-time Olympians and we're excited about what lies ahead. We're enthusiastic about our team and focused on getting better every day.”
The U.S. women's team has seven defensemen, 11 forwards and includes three goaltenders: Jesse Vetter, Molly Schaus and Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle, all of whom have Olympic experience. The other players with Olympic experience include Kacey Bellamy, Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Gigi Marvin and Kelli Stack.
All 21 players have appeared in the World Championships, including 18 who played for the American team that beat Canada for the gold medal in Ottawa in April. The team has been training in Bedford, Mass. It will depart for the Sochi on Feb. 1, play its Olympic opener on Feb. 8 against Finland and meet archrival Canada in the preliminary round on Feb. 12.