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Jon Quick Named To USA Olympic Team

Following a thrilling Bruins-Flyers Winter Classic game at Fenway Park the USA Olympic team was announced and former UMass goaltender Jon Quick was among those whose name was called.  Quick becomes the fourth UMass player to participate in the Olympics, the previous being silver medal winners Jerry McCarthy and John Lyons in the 1924 games while Thomas Pöck played for his native Austria in 2002.

Quick will likely be the third string goaltender behind Ryan Miller and Tim Thomas.  All in all 18 different players on Team USA have played college hockey.

Here’s the official release from UMass Athletics.

The Hockey News talks about Quick’s selection being a surprise but perhaps a move to prepare him for future games.

The New England Hockey Journal writes about Quick and other local players selected for the team.

NHL.com has Quick’s reaction to the honor:

“It is real exciting as it is something you dream about growing up. It is such a unique opportunity as you play with the best from your country against the best in the world. I am looking forward to it but I still have a job to do over the next six months so I will be taking things one day at a time.”

Quick added that “Thomas and Miller are great goaltenders and have a lot of experience. I am going to go into like there is a spot up for grabs.

“At the end of the day, you want to be in the net.”

Team USA architect Brian Burke says goaltending is key.

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4 Comments

  1. Adam

     /  January 1, 2010

    I was so happy to see Quick on the team as a Umass fan, but temporarily forgetting there are three goalie spots and as a B’s fan as well, my heart sank for Tim. The second he came into view from the dugout, I can’t even describe. Great moment!

    Hope to see some of you tomorrow at BU. GO UMASS!!

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    • Hats off to whoever came up with the idea of putting the Olympic jerseys with the names of the roster on the kids. Great way to announce the team.

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  2. HazMatKat

     /  January 1, 2010

    Got quite a chuckle out of this post ! Had just logged onto yahoo and saw that the “Quick” news had just broke- I rushed to post on this page but alas you guys prove to be the best yet AGAIN as you beat me to it Once Again keep up the great work on the quick feeds!

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    • Thanks, I try to make this a place to check for up-to-date news. Especially keep an eye on the Twitter feed to the right for true breaking news as that tends to be quicker to update than the blog.

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