U-M at the 2010 Winter Olympics

MGoBlue.com Updates: Ice Hockey | Ice Dancing

Five individuals with University of Michigan ties are representing the United States at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, with former Wolverine Jack Johnson (ice hockey) joining four current U-M students -- ice dancing pairs Meryl Davis-Charlie White and Evan Bates-Emily Samuelson -- on the world stage in their first Olympic experiences.

Johnson, a defenseman for the U-M ice hockey team in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, is in his third full season with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and played for Team USA at the 2009 IIHF World Men's Championship. Davis and White captured first place at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January to secure their trip to Vancouver, while Bates and Samuelson stated their case for an Olympics berth by winning the bronze.

Mike Komisarek, who played hockey at U-M in 2000-01 and 2001-02, also was named to the U.S. Olympic team on Jan. 1, but on Jan. 2, while playing for the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, he suffered a shoulder injury that led to season-ending surgery.

For more information on Michigan's Olympics history, visit the Bentley Historical Library's site.

Jack Johnson
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» Jack Johnson Blog
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» Davis: Olympics | NBC | USOC
» White: Olympics | NBC | USOC
» Team: US Figure Skating
» MGoBlue Ice Dancing Updates
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» Bates: Olympics | NBC | USOC
» Samuelson: Olympics | NBC | USOC
» Team: US Figure Skating
» MGoBlue Ice Dancing Updates

Schedule of Events

Date Sport Event Time/Result
Tue, Feb 16 Hockey USA vs. Switzerland W, 3-1 :: Update
Thu, Feb 18 Hockey USA vs. Norway W, 6-1 :: Update
Fri, Feb 19 Ice Dancing Compulsory Dance Update
   » Davis-White 41.47 (3rd), Bates-Samuelson 31.37 (14th)
Sun, Feb 21 Ice Dancing Original Dance Update
   » Davis-White 67.08 (2nd), 108.55 total (2nd)
   » Bates-Samuelson 53.99 (11th), 85.36 total (11th)
Sun, Feb 21 Hockey USA vs. Canada W, 5-3 :: Update
Mon, Feb 22 Ice Dancing Free Dance Recap
   » Davis-White 107.19 (2nd), 215.74 total (2nd)
   » Bates-Samuelson 88.94 (11th), 174.30 total (11th)
Wed, Feb 24 Hockey USA vs. Switzerland (Quarterfinals) W, 2-0 :: Update
Fri, Feb 26 Hockey USA vs. Finland (Semifinals) W, 6-1 :: Update
Sun, Feb 28 Hockey Canada (Gold-Medal Game) L, 2-3 (OT) :: Update
Click on event name to link to official results page
+ game time listed is when USA will play if qualified for game

In the News

Follow the Olympics: Vancouver 2010 | NBC Olympics | Team USA

• March 10 -- The Olympians next door (Michigan Today)
• March 6 -- Ice dancers reflect on 'incredible' run at Olympics (Michigan Daily)
• March 1 -- Johnson collects ice hockey silver with Team USA (MGoBlue.com)
• Feb. 23 -- Metro Detroit connection finishes 1-2 in ice dancing (Detroit News)
• Feb. 22 -- Davis, White claim silver in Olympic ice dancing (MGoBlue.com)
• Feb. 22 -- Americans on Kings, Ducks earn bragging rights (LA Times)
• Feb. 21 -- Video: USA-Canada Goals of the Game (NBCOlympics.com)
• Feb. 21 -- Video: Expert Analysis of Ice Dancing (NBCOlympics.com)
• Feb. 21 -- Local duos stand 1st, 2nd in ice dancing (Detroit Free Press)
• Feb. 21 -- Meryl Davis, Charlie White a confident second (Detroit News)
• Feb. 18 -- Video: Jack Johnson on opening ceremony (NBCOlympics.com)
• Feb. 17 -- Davis and White: Red, White (and Maize) and Blue (SI.com)
• Feb. 15 -- Question of the Week: Rich Rodriguez (University Record)
• Feb. 13 -- Morning Skate: Trip of a Lifetime for Johnson (LAKings.com)
• Feb. 13 -- Quick trip 'unforgettable' for Johnson (ESPN.com Los Angeles)
• Feb. 13 -- Samuelson, Bates love Olympic digs (Detroit Free Press)
• Feb. 13 -- Local ice dancers plan no routine changes (Detroit News)
• Feb. 12 -- Johnson brings international experience to Team USA (NHL.com)
• Feb. 11 -- Johnson first U.S. NHLer to fulfill dream (ESPN.com)
• Feb. 11 -- Jack Johnson's trip to Vancouver a family affair (NHL.com)
• Feb. 10 -- This year's Olympians (Michigan Today)
• Feb. 3 -- Komisarek will miss out on Vancouver Olympics (CTVOlympics.com)
• Feb. 3 -- Golden wishes for ice dancers (Detroit Free Press)
• Feb. 1 -- Ice dancers garner spots in Winter Olympics (University Record)

MGoBlue Stories

• Video Interviews: Johnson | Komisarek

Bates and Samuelson: Wearing the Stars & Stripes with the Maize & Blue (2/5/10)

Davis and White: Red, White, Maize and Blue (1/25/10)

Johnson, Komisarek Named to U.S. Olympic Hockey Team (1/1/10)

Olympic Camp Conversation with Jack Johnson (8/28/09)

Feedback: E-mail comments, questions, additions or corrections to mgoingforgold@umich.edu

Credit: Davis and White photo by Paul Harvath, courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating