Freibergs dresses, but doesn't play in Olympic opener (02-13-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:11
Bowling Green's Ralf Freibergs didn't see any ice time during Latvia's game against Switzerland during the men's Olympic hockey tournament Wednesday.
The sophomore was one of eight defensemen who dressed for Latvia.
Olympic rules allow 20 non-skaters to dress for a game, in contrast to NHL and NCAA rules which permit 18 non-skaters per game.
Switzerland scored with 7.9 seconds left in the game to post a 1-0 victory.
Latvia finishes pool play with games against the Czech Republic Friday morning at 3 and Sweden Saturday at noon.
The Czech Republic game will be televised by MSNBC, while the USA Network will show the Sweden game.
All 12 teams advance to the medal round. The three pool winners and the team with the next best record receive byes to the quarterfinals.
The other eight teams play Tuesday, with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals Feb. 19.
Latvia, a heavy underdog in the tournament, is expected to play in one of Tuesday's games.
The 22-year-old Freibergs is an undrafted free agent, but he's already is receiving interest from NHL teams. - GORDON
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:13

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