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Ice Hockey Alum Hagelin Earns Olympic Silver Medal with Sweden

2/23/2014 - Former Wolverine Carl Hagelin became the seventh Michigan ice hockey alumnus to win an Olympic medal, earning silver with Sweden, which dropped a 3-0 decision to Canada in the gold medal game. More [+]

Ice Hockey Olympic Updates: USA Denied Bronze Medal by Finland

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Max Pacioretty and Team USA were denied an Olympic medal by Finland, which prevailed, 5-0, in the bronze medal game. Carl Hagelin and Sweden will face Canada for the gold Sunday (Feb. 23) at 7 a.m. EST live on NBC. More [+]

Ikola Remembers Teammate Matchefts, 1956 Winter Olympics

2/21/2014 - It has been 58 years since former Michigan standouts and childhood friends Willard Ikola and John Matchefts suited up for Team USA at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Italy, but Ikola remembers it well. More [+]

Golden Wolverines: Davis, White Win Olympic Ice Dancing Crown

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first Americans to win Olympic ice dancing gold, clinching it with a record free-dance score. Evan Bates and Madison Chock took eighth, while Maia and Alex Shibutani were ninth. More [+]

Watch: U-M Ice Dancer Siblings Ready for Olympics

2/12/2014 - Team USA figure skaters Maia and Alex Shibutani, both current U-M students, will make their Olympic debut Feb. 16-17 when the Winter Games ice dancing competition takes place in Sochi, Russia. More [+]

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Eight individuals with University of Michigan ties will represent their countries at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, with former Wolverine ice hockey players Carl Hagelin (Sweden), Brian Lebler (Austria) and Max Pacioretty (United States) joined by five American ice dancers -- pairs Meryl Davis-Charlie White and Maia Shibutani-Alex Shibutani as well as Evan Bates -- who have attended U-M.

Hagelin, Lebler and Pacioretty will all be making their Olympic debuts in Sochi. They were teammates on the 2007-08 Michigan team that finished the season 33-6-4 and reached the Frozen Four.

Hagelin, a four-year Michigan letterman (2008-11), is in his third NHL season with the New York Rangers and is among the team leaders in goals and game-winning goals despite missing most of October with a shoulder injury.

Pacioretty, the 2008 CCHA Rookie of the Year in his lone season at Michigan, is in his sixth NHL season with the Montreal Canadiens and leads the team in goals, power-play goals and game-winners.

Lebler, who earned four letters at U-M (2007-10), is in his third season with Linz EHC in the Austrian Hockey League (Erste Bank Eishockey Liga) and leads the team in scoring.

Davis and White were silver medalists at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and will be making their second appearance in the Olympics. They have claimed six straight U.S. championships and are two-time world champions.

The Shibutani siblings won the bronze at the 2014 U.S. National Championships to earn their first Olympics berth. Bates, who skated at Vancouver in 2010 with U-M graduate Emily Samuelson, will be returning to the Olympics with a new partner (Madison Chock), with whom he finished second at nationals.



 

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