ANN ARBOR (WGGB) — A former member of the UMass Men’s hockey team is headed to the Winter Olympics in Sochi as a member of Team USA in February.
Former Minutemen goaltender Jonathan Quick was named to the U.S. Olympic hockey team for the second time Wednesday at the NHL’s Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.
Quick is now the net minder for the Los Angeles Kings and was an integral part of their 2012 Stanley Cup Championship team, becoming the first UMass alum to win a Stanley Cup.
He was a member of the 2010 Olympic team that won a silver medal in Vancouver, after a loss in the gold medal game to Team Canada. Quick played a back-up role to Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and didn’t see any game action.
Quick will join Miller again in 2014, along with Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings. The team has not named an official starter.
He is one of four UMass hockey alums to play for Team USA in the Olympics.
In 2012, he not only finished with a Stanley Cup title, but won the Conn Smythe Trophy and was named an NHL All-Star. While at UMass, Quick led the Minutemen to their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in the 2006-07 season.
Team USA’s games will run from February 7 to February 23 in Sochi, Russia.