Austria Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Projecting 25-Man Roster for Sochi Games

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Austria Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Projecting 25-Man Roster for Sochi Games
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Thomas Vanek

The Olympic ice hockey tournament is one of the top international sports competitions because of the depth of talent that exists in so many countries.

While there may be as many as seven teams who have reason to be hopeful about making a medal round in the tournament, Austria does not appear to be one of them.

The Austrians are making their first appearance in the sport since 2002 when they finished 12th in the Salt Lake City Games. It seems that another double-digit finish in Sochi is quite likely.

Still, there is some decent talent on the team; otherwise, it would not have qualified. Remember, the Austrians are in and the Germans are out, so that means they are capable of playing well on occasion and causing headaches for any team that looks past them.

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