US Olympic women's hockey team includes five Boston College players

US Olympic women's hockey team includes five Boston College players

US Olympic women's hockey team includes five Boston College players

The only player on the roster with National Hockey League experience tied the game late in the third period and netted the game victor in OT as Slovenia erased a two-goal deficit and defeated the United States, 3-2.

Slovenia knotted the game at two with 1:37 remaining in the third period. All four have significant global experience, but Terry is probably the most recognizable name as he was the hero who scored the shootout-winning goal in the gold medal game at last year's World Junior Championships.

Goals from Brian O'Neill and Jordan Greenway helped the Americans build a 2-0 lead. Olympic upsets happen, and the United States was on the wrong end this time. But Slovenia stormed back with two goals in the final 15 minutes to force overtime, where captain Jan Mursak played the hero with the game-winner. Greenway will be the first African American to compete on a U.S. Olympic hockey team.

Along came Slovenia's Jan Mursak.

That's because five players on the team's roster of 23 are from the Jesuit-run school - two are recent graduates and three are current students taking a leave of absence for the Pyeongchang Games. O'Neil also registered the secondary assist on the goal.

In the 3-on-3 overtime, Mursak got free on the doorstep and scored high over American goalie Ryan Zapolski less than a minute into the extra frame. Blaz Gregorc cut the lead in half on a shot from the point through a pile-up of bodies in front of the net.

In 3-on-3 overtime, after a scoring chance for the United States, Slovenia brought the puck down ice and, on a break-in, made sure it got on to the stick of their captain for the winning goal.

In Wednesday's game, the US got goals from Brian O'Neill and Boston University's Jordan Greenway.

Returning to the lineup later in the season, he had trouble finding any playing time, the Red Wings put him on waivers and Mursak signed with Amur Khabarovsk of the KHL.

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