Feb 11, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; USA goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during an ice hockey training session for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Training Rink. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Olympic men's hockey: Team USA to start Jonathan Quick in Sochi opener

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The United States men’s hockey team is set to take the ice for the first time in the 2014 Winter Olympics on Thursday, with a tournament opening match against Slovakia. There was some discussion and speculation about who the starting netminder would be for the United States in their Sochi opener, but now we have an answer.

On Wednesday morning, Team USA announced that Jonathan Quick would be the man who gets the start over Ryan Miller.

This also means that we will finally get to see Quick’s incredible custom goalie mask out on the ice for the first time in game competition.

Of course, it is important to note that teams often alternate goalies throughout the international tournaments, so it may not be long before Team USA head coach Dan Bylsma gives Miller the call.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the Sochi Olympics, for the latest news, results and updates for the Winter Games.

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