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Anne Schleper of the United States celebrates a goal against Canada during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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David Backes, from Blaine and MSU Mankato, scored during the United States’ victory Thursday.

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The Minnesotans in the Games

  • February 18, 2014 - 7:38 PM

The Minnesotans

Men’s hockey

David Backes, Blaine/Minnesota State Mankato; Justin Faulk, South St. Paul/Minnesota Duluth; Phil Kessel, Gophers; Paul Martin, Elk River/Gophers; Ryan McDonagh, St. Paul; T.J. Oshie, Warroad; Zach Parise, Minneapolis/Wild; Derek Stepan, Hastings; Ryan Suter, Wild; Blake Wheeler, Robbinsdale/Gophers

Quarterfinals: Wednesday, 11 a.m. vs. Czech Rep.

Gold medal game: Sunday, 6 a.m.

Women’s Hockey

Megan Bozek, Gophers; Amanda Kessel, Gophers; Gigi Marvin, Warroad/Gophers; Anne Schleper, St. Cloud/Gophers; Lee Stecklein, Roseville/Gophers

Result: Defeated Sweden 6-1 in semifinals Monday.

Gold medal game: Thursday, 11 a.m. vs. Canada.

Cross-Country skiing

Brian Gregg, Minneapolis

Up next: 50K freestyle, Sunday.

Jessie Diggins, Afton

Up next: 30K mass-start freestyle, Saturday, 3:30 a.m.

Men’s Curling

John Shuster, Duluth; Jeff Isaacson, Gilbert; Jared Zezel, Hibbing; John Landsteiner, Duluth

Result: Completed Olympic play with a 2-7 record.

Women’s Curling

Allison Pottinger, Eden Prairie;

Jessica Schultz, Minneapolis.

Result: Completed Olympic play with a 1-8 record.

Biathlon

Leif Nordgren, Marine on St. Croix.

Up next: Men’s 4x7.5K relay, Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

FreeskiIng

Keri Herman, Bloomington

Result: Finished 10th in the women’s slopestyle.

Speedskating

Anna Ringsred, Duluth

Result: Finished 26th in the 3,000 meters.

Maria Lamb, St. Paul.

Up next: 5,000 meters, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.

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