A Boston College Viewing Guide to the Winter Olympics

The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are right around the corner, beginning tomorrow and lasting through February 28. Two current students and two former Eagles will be competing in this year's Olympic games.

Here's a quick guide to our Boston College Olympians and when they will be competing in Vancouver. Be sure to cheer on your fellow Eagles.

 

Brooks Orpik (Bio)

Class: BC Class of 2001
Olympic Sport:
Men's Ice Hockey
Position:
Defenseman

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Hometown: San Franciso, CA
Reisdence: Pittsburgh, PA
Country: United States

Orpik, a native of East Amherst, NY, was a member of the Boston College team that won the 2001 NCAA Hockey Championship. He currently plays for the NHL’s Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

Schedule:

Tuesday, February 16 Day 5 Men's Group A United States vs. Switzerland 3:00 PM ET
Thursday, February 18 Day 7 Men's Group A United States vs. Norway 3:00 PM ET
Sunday, February 21 Day 10 Men's Group A United States vs. Canada 7:40 PM ET
Wednesday, February 24 Day 13 Men's Quarterfinal #1 TBD 3:00 PM ET
Wednesday, February 24 Day 13 Men's Quarterfinal #2 TBD 7:30 PM ET
Wednesday, February 24 Day 13 Men's Quarterfinal #3 TBD 10:00 PM ET
Wednesday, February 24 Day 13 Men's Quarterfinal #4 TBD 12:00 AM ET
Friday, February 26
Day 15 Men's Semifinal #1
TBD 3:00 PM ET
Friday, February 26 Day 15 Men's Semifinal #2
TBD 9:30 PM ET
Saturday, February 27
Day 16 Men's Bronze-Medal Game
TBD 10:00 PM ET
Sunday, February 28 Day 17 Men's Gold-Medal Game
TBD 3:15 PM ET

 

Chances to Bring Home Gold: OK-ish. Canada and Russia are the favorites to win gold in Men's Ice Hockey. USA and Sweden run 3-4.

 

Tyler Jewel (Bio)

Class: BC Class of 1999
Olympic Sport: Snowboarding
Event: Men's Parallel Giant Slalom

Birthplace: Boston, MA
Hometown: Sudbury, MA
Residence: Park City, UT
Country: United States

Previous Olympic Games: 2006

A former lacrosse player at Boston College, Tyler Jewell made his Olympic debut in Torino despite significant struggles to fund his career... At one point, he was living in his car and eating PowerBars three meals a day until he got a job selling sausages at a New Mexico state fair... His hometown (Sudbury, Mass.,) is also the hometown of 2006 Olympic snowboarder Michelle Gorgone.

Schedule:

Saturday, February 27 Day 16 Men's Parallel GS -- Qual. All Participants 1:00 PM ET
Saturday, February 27 Day 16 Men's Parallel GS -- Medal Round TBD 3:15 PM ET

 

Chances to Bring Home Gold: Good-ish, or so I'm told.

 

Kelli Stack (Bio)

Class: BC Class of 2010
Olympic Sport: Women's Ice Hockey
Position: Forward

Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, OH
Hometown: Brooklyn Heights, OH
Residence: Blaine, MN
Country:
United States

Stack, who came to Boston College from Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, was one of college hockey’s top scorers last winter with 59 points in 35 games. She was named Hockey East Player of the Year and won Hockey East All-Star honors for the third consecutive season.

Schedule:

Sunday, February 14 Day 3 Women's Group B United States vs. China 3:00 PM ET
Tuesday, February 16 Day 5 Women's Group B United States vs. Russia 5:30 PM ET
Thursday, February 18 Day 7 Women's Group B United States vs. Finland 5:30 PM ET
Saturday, February 20 Day 9 Women's Playoffs 5th-8th, Game 1 5:30 PM ET
Saturday, February 20 Day 9 Women's Playoffs 5th-8th, Game 2 10:00 PM ET
Monday, February 22 Day 11 Women's Semifinal #1 TBD 3:00 PM ET
Monday, February 22 Day 11 Women's Classification -- 7th/8th Place
TBD 5:00 PM ET
Monday, February 22 Day 11 Women's Semifinal #2 TBD 8:00 PM ET
Monday, February 22 Day 11 Women's Classification -- 5th/6th Place TBD 10:00 PM ET
Thursday, February 25 Day 14 Women's Bronze-Medal Game TBD 2:00 PM ET
Thursday, February 25 Day 14 Women's Gold-Medal Game TBD 6:30 PM ET

 

Chances to Bring Home Gold: Good. Team USA has the second best odds to take home gold, behind host country Canada.

 

Molly Schaus (Bio)

Class: BC Class of 2010
Olympic Sport: Women's Ice Hockey
Position: Goaltender

Birthplace: Natick, MA
Hometown: Natick, MA
Residence: Minneapolis, MN
Country: United States

Making her Olympic debut in Vancouver... Served as the backup goaltender for the U.S. team at the 2008 and 2009 World Championships, winning gold at both... Has played three seasons at Boston College as the starting goalie, and is taking the year off to train for Vancouver... Started in goal at a young age, because it was the only way her brothers would let her play... Learned to skate on pond in the family's back yard when they lived in Minnesota.

Schedule:

Sunday, February 14 Day 3 Women's Group B United States vs. China 3:00 PM ET
Tuesday, February 16 Day 5 Women's Group B United States vs. Russia 5:30 PM ET
Thursday, February 18 Day 7 Women's Group B United States vs. Finland 5:30 PM ET
Saturday, February 20 Day 9 Women's Playoffs 5th-8th, Game 1 5:30 PM ET
Saturday, February 20 Day 9 Women's Playoffs 5th-8th, Game 2 10:00 PM ET
Monday, February 22 Day 11 Women's Semifinal #1 TBD 3:00 PM ET
Monday, February 22 Day 11 Women's Classification -- 7th/8th Place
TBD 5:00 PM ET
Monday, February 22 Day 11 Women's Semifinal #2 TBD 8:00 PM ET
Monday, February 22 Day 11 Women's Classification -- 5th/6th Place TBD 10:00 PM ET
Thursday, February 25 Day 14 Women's Bronze-Medal Game TBD 2:00 PM ET
Thursday, February 25 Day 14 Women's Gold-Medal Game TBD 6:30 PM ET

 

Chances to Bring Home Gold: See above

 

Good luck to our Eagles and all our athletes competing in the games. Bring home the gold. U-S-A! U-S-A!

For more information on Team USA and the Vancouver Olympics, be sure to check out SB Nation's 2010 Winter Olympics page.

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