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Famous Ice-Hockey Olympic Players

Ice hockey Olympic Players: Ice hockey is a sport that is mostly played in cold countries. It is played in indoor ice skating rinks. Ice hockey is one of the four important professional sports of North America. The sport at higher levels is played under the National Hockey League. Ice hockey is played by both men and women.

Ice hockey is the National Winter Sport of Canada. Though only six out of thirty NHL teams are from Canada, the number of Canadian players is much higher than the Americans. The ratio of Canadian and American players is 4:1. In total there are 64 members in the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The two most significant codes of ice hockey are National Hockey League and International Ice Hockey Federation. The game includes 6 players per side at a time and out of these six players one is a goaltender. Each team can score by shooting the vulcanized rubber disc by a long stick into the goal of the opponent.

Pavel Vladimirovich Blue is one of the most renowned ice hockey players, who won the silver medal in the Nagano Winter Summer Games of 1998, Bronze medal at the Salt Lake City Winter Summer Games of 2002 and a lot more of awards.

The Greatest Ice Hockey Players at the Olympic Games
Players NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
Hayley WickenheiserCanada (CAN)F4105
Jayna HeffordCanada (CAN)F4105
Caroline OuelletteCanada (CAN)F4004
Vladislav TretiakSoviet Union (URS)M3104
Jennifer BotterillCanada (CAN)F3104
Becky KellarCanada (CAN)F3104
Igor KravchukSoviet Union (URS)M2114
Unified Team (EUN)
Russia (RUS)
Angela RuggieroUnited States (USA)F1214
Jenny PotterUnited States (USA)F1214
Julie ChuUnited States (USA)F0314
Jiří HolíkCzechoslovakia (TCH)M0224
Teemu SelanneFinland (FIN)M0134
Kimmo TimonenFinland (FIN)M0134
Saku KoivuFinland (FIN)M0134
Jere LehtinenFinland (FIN)M0134
Ville PeltonenFinland (FIN)M0134
Anatoli FirsovSoviet Union (URS)M3003
Victor KuzkinSoviet Union (URS)M3003
Alexander RagulinSoviet Union (URS)M3003
Vitaly DavydovSoviet Union (URS)M3003
Andrei KhomutovSoviet Union (URS)M3003
Unified Team (EUN)
Cherie PiperCanada (CAN)F3003
Kim St-PierreCanada (CAN)M3003
Colleen SostoricsCanada (CAN)M3003
Meghan AgostaCanada (CAN)F3003
Gillian AppsCanada (CAN)M3003
Charline LabontéCanada (CAN)M3003















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