University of Denver forward Troy Terry has been named to the U.S. Olympic team set to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea from Feb. 9 – Feb. 25, USA Hockey announced on Monday.
“It is such a tremendous honor to be selected,” Terry said. “I have always taken pride in wearing the Red, White & Blue and to have an opportunity to do it at the Olympics is incredible. I will take pride in representing my family, the University of Denver and the state of Colorado.”
The Highlands Ranch, Colo. native and Anaheim Ducks prospect will likely miss a home-and-home series with Colorado College (Feb. 16 & 17) during Olympic play. He could possibly miss a home series with Minnesota-Duluth, last year’s national championship runners-up to Denver (Feb. 2 & 3) and a road series at St. Cloud State (Feb. 23 & 24), as well.
Denver as of Jan. 1 was ranked the No. 2 team in the country in both national polls behind No. 1 St. Cloud State.
Terry was among 23 players named to the roster and a group of four (4) players on the roster playing in the NCAA. The United States men’s hockey team is slated to play its first preliminary game on Feb. 14.
In his third season with the Pioneers, Terry has posted 92 points (39-53-92) through 96 games. He has recorded 25 points (8-17-25) through 20 games this season and is tied for 9th in NCAA scoring.
Internationally, Terry has previously represented the U.S. at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships and the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship where he went four-for-four in shootout attempts during the final two (2) games of the tournament to help the Americans win gold.
Team USA is slated to play three preliminary round games:
Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 5:10 a.m. MT
Men’s Group B Preliminary Round United States vs. Slovenia
Thursday, Feb. 15 | 8:10 a.m. MT
Men’s Group B Preliminary Round United States vs. Slovakia
Saturday, Feb. 17 | 5:10 a.m. MT
Men’s Group B Preliminary Round Russia vs. United States
Men’s qualification playoffs begin Monday, Feb. 19. The gold medal game will be played Saturday, Feb. 24 at 11:10 p.m. MT.
The Games will be broadcast on NBC, NBCSN and across the networks of NBC Universal. Every Olympic event will be available to stream live and on-demand on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
The opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9 at 4 a.m. MT.