SAN JOSE — The International Ice Hockey Federation said Wednesday it had extended its deadline for teams to announce their rosters for the men’s tournament at the
Several European federations had lobbied for the change, on the basis that a deadline that's closer to the start of the Olympic hockey tournament would allow them to better evaluate the progress of injured players and pick suitable 25-man rosters.
The delay is good news for high-scoring forward
USA Hockey said Wednesday it will stick to its plans to announce the U.S. men's and women's teams on Jan. 1 during the Winter Classic game, regardless of the new roster deadline.
The change was made in consultation with the