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Austria, Latvia and Norway all unveil 25-man Olympic rosters

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1/7/2014 8:47:33 AM
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Austria, Latvia and Norway took all the time they were allotted, but have revealed their rosters for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

The three nations unveiled their 25-man squads on Tuesday, the deadline for submitting rosters for the men's hockey competition.

The Austrian line-up is headlined by New York Islanders forwards Thomas Vanek and Michael Grabner.

Austria's full 25-man roster is as follows:

Goaltenders: Bernhard Starkbaum, Rene Swette, Fabian Weinhandl.

Defence: Mario Altmann, Florian Iberer, Andre Lakos, Robert Lukas, Thomas Pock, Matthias Trattnig, Stefan Ulmer, Gerhard Unterluggauer.

Forwards: Michael Grabner, Raphael Herburger, Thomas Hundertpfund, Matthias Iberer, Thomas Koch, Andreas Kristler, Manuel Latusa, Brian Lebler, Daniel Oberkofler, Michael Raffl, Thomas Raffl, Oliver Setzinger, Thomas Vanek, Daniel Welser.

Austria qualified for the Olympic tournament by winning its qualifying group over Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

Norway, meanwhile, qualified directly for the Olympics by virtue of being amongst the top nine teams in the world according to the IIHF World Rankings following the 2012 World Hockey Championships, at which time they were ranked eighth in the world.

The Norwegian roster features just one NHLer, New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello.

Their complete 25-man roster is as follows:

Goaltenders: Lars Haugen, Lars Volden, Steffen Soberg.

Defence: Alexander Bonsaksen, Jonas Holos, Henrik Solberg, Daniel Sorvik, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, Mats Trygg, Henrik Odegaard.

Forwards: Morten Ask, Anders Bastiansen, Robin Dahlstrom, Kristian Forsberg, Mads Hansen, Marius Holtet, Sondre Olden, Ken Andre Olimb, Mathis Olimb, Mats Rosseli Olsen, Niklas Roest, Martin Roymark, Per-Age Skroder, Patrick Thoresen, Mats Zuccarello.

Austria and Norway will play out of Group B alongside Canada and Finland.

Latvia is another nation that was forced to qualify through group play.

The Latvian team, which entered qualification ranked 11th in the world, beat out France, Great Britain and Kazakhstan to qualify for Sochi.

Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons and former Ottawa Senator Kaspars Daugavins headline the Latvian roster.

The complete roster is as follows:

Goaltenders: Kristers Gudlevskis, Edgars Masalskis, Ervins Mustukovs.

Defence: Oskars Bartulis, Ralfs Freibergs, Arturs Kulda, Sandis Ozolinsh, Georgijs Pujacs, Krisjanis Redlihs, Arvids Rekis, Kristaps Sotnieks.

Forwards: Armands Berzins, Martins Cipulis, Lauris Darzins, Kaspars Daugavins, Zemgus Girgensons, Miks Indrasis, Koba Jass, Martins Karsums, Ronalds Kenins, Vitalijs Pavlovs, Mikelis Redlihs, Janis Sprukts, Juris Stals, Herberts Vasiljevs.

Latvia will play out of Group C in Sochi alongside the Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland.

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