Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Team USA arrived here just after 2:30 a.m. and checked into its hotel to mark a 24-hour period in which the team was in three different capital cities, including Columbus (capital of Ohio), Ottawa (capital of Canada) and Washington, D.C. (capital of USA).
Team USA had today completely off and most players and staff didn’t rise until very late morning. The team and some staff gathered to watch today’s NFL games in Alexandria, Virginia, at an establishment arranged by forward T.J. Oshie, who plays for the NHL’s Washington Capitals.
Various forms of exploring the nation’s capital by players and staff were part of the day, which also included visiting varying dining spots throughout the district.
Team USA will practice tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. at Verizon Center, home of the Washington Capitals.
A LOOK AT THE LAST 24 HOURS (times are approximate)
Saturday, Sept. 10
9 a.m. – Bus departure from hotel in Columbus
10 a.m. – Team charter departure from Columbus airport
11:30 a.m. – Charter arrival in Ottawa
12:00 p.m. – Bus arrival at hotel in Ottawa
4:00 p.m. – Player bus from hotel to Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa
4:30 p.m. – Players arrives at rink
4:45 p.m. – Selected player media availability at rink
7:12 p.m. – Puck drops – USA vs. Canada
10:00 p.m. – Game ends
10:05 p.m. – Player media availability
10:15 p.m. – Coach Tortorella addresses media
10:40 p.m. – Team bus depart for Ottawa airport
11:20 p.m. – Team goes through security/customs
Sunday, Sept. 11
12:00 a.m. – Charter flight boarding complete
12:15 a.m. – Charter departs
1:35 a.m. – Plane arrives in Washington, D.C.
1:55 a.m. – Bus leaves Washington Dulles airport for hotel
2:35 a.m. – Bus arrives at hotel
9:00 a.m. – Player/staff still sleeping