Just minutes after losing in the NHL Winter Classic Game, former UMaine goalie Jimmy Howard got the good news he wanted to hear - he's a member of the USA Olympic hockey team headed for Sochi, Russia next month.  The Winter Olympics will be held February 13th throughout 23rd, with the U.S. Hockey team's first game happening on Thursday, the 13th at 7:30am Eastern time.

Howard played for the Maine Black Bear hockey team between 2002 and 2005.  He is in his fifth season playing professional hockey for the Detriot Red Wings.

Name Position Height Weight Birthdate S/C Hometown Current Team
Jimmy Howard G 6-0 218 1984-03-26 L Syracuse, N.Y. Detroit Red Wings
Ryan Miller G 6-2 175 1980-07-17 L East Lansing, Mich. Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Quick G 6-1 218 1986-01-21 L Milford, Conn. Los Angeles Kings
John Carlson D 6-3 212 1990-01-10 R Colonia, N.J. Washington Capitals
Justin Faulk D 6-0 215 1992-03-20 R South St. Paul, Minn. Carolina Hurricanes
Cam Fowler D 6-1 196 1991-03-05 L Farmington Hills, Mich. Anaheim Ducks
Paul Martin D 6-1 200 1981-03-05 L Elk River, Minn. Pittsburgh Penguins
Ryan McDonagh D 6-1 213 1989-06-13 L St. Paul, Minn. New York Rangers
Brooks Orpik D 6-2 219 1980-09-26 L Amherst, N.Y. Pittsburgh Penguins
Kevin Shattenkirk D 5-11 207 1989-01-29 R Greenwich, Conn. St. Louis Blues
Ryan Suter D 6-1 198 1985-01-21 L Madison, Wis. Minnesota Wild
David Backes F 6-3 221 1984-05-01 R Minneapolis, Minn. St. Louis Blues
Dustin Brown F 6-1 212 1984-11-04 L Ithaca, N.Y. Los Angeles Kings
Ryan Callahan F 5-11 180 1985-03-21 R Rochester, N.Y. New York Rangers
Patrick Kane F 5-11 181 1988-11-19 L Buffalo, N.Y. Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Kesler F 6-2 202 1984-08-31 R Livonia, Mich. Vancouver Canucks
Phil Kessel F 6-1 202 1987-10-02 R Madison, Wis. Toronto Maple Leafs
T.J. Oshie F 5-11 189 1986-12-23 R Warroad, Minn. St. Louis Blues
Max Pacioretty F 6-2 219 1988-11-20 L New Canaan, Conn. Montreal Canadiens
Zach Parise F 5-11 190 1984-07-28 L Minneapolis, Minn. Minnesota Wild
Joe Pavelski F 5-11 190 1984-07-11 R Plover, Wis. San Jose Sharks
Paul Stastny F 6-1 205 1985-12-27 L St. Louis, Mo. Colorado Avalanche
Derek Stepan F 6-1 196 1990-06-18 R Hastings, Minn. New York Rangers
James van Riemsdyk F 6-3 200 1989-05-04 L Middletown, N.J. Toronto Maple Leafs
Blake Wheeler F 6-5 205 1986-08-31 R Robbinsdale, Minn. Winnipeg Jets