Former NHL coach Ted Nolan announced the extended Latvian roster for the 2014 Olympics today. In total, 53 players got then nod, with Sandis Ozoliņš, Kaspars Daugaviņš, Zemgus Girgensons and Raitis Ivanāns highlighting the crowd. Latvia will cut 28 players for a total of 25 by the time Sochi rolls around next winter.

NamePosition
Edgars MasaļskisGoalie
Māris JučersGoalie
Ervīns MuštukovsGoalie
Kristers GudļevskisGoalie
Jānis KalniņšGoalie
Elvis MerzļikinsGoalie
Georgijs PujacsDefenseman
Oskars BārtulisDefenseman
Krišjānis RēdlihsDefenseman
Artūrs KuldaDefenseman
Arvīds ReķisDefenseman
Māris JassDefenseman
Kristaps SotnieksDefenseman
Oskars CibuļskisDefenseman
Jēkabs RēdlihsDefenseman
Jānis AndersonsDefenseman
Guntis GalviņšDefenseman
Rodrigo LaviņšDefenseman
Mārtiņš PorejsDefenseman
Alekandrs JerofejevsDefenseman
Ralfs FreibergsDefenseman
Agris SavielsDefenseman
Mārtiņš JakovļevsDefenseman
Sandis OzoliņšDefenseman
Miķelis RēdlihsForward
Jānis SpruktsForward
Lauris DārziņšForward
Kaspars DaugaviņšForward
Zemgus GirgensonsForward
Mārtiņš KarsumsForward
Roberts JekimovsForward
Vitālijs PavlovsForward
Ronalds ĶēniņšForward
Mārtiņš CipulisForward
Armands BērziņšForward
Juris ŠtālsForward
Miks IndrašisForward
Aleksejs ŠirokovsForward
Andris DžeriņšForward
Gints MeijaForward
Aleksandrs ŅiživijsForward
Māris BičevskisForward
Raitis IvanānsForward
Roberts BukartsForward
Gunārs SkvorcovsForward
Elvijs BiezaisForward
Kaspars SaulietisForward
Koba JassForward
Juris UpītisForward
Lauris BajarunsForward
Toms HartmanisForward
Ēriks OzollapaForward
Artūrs KuzmenkovsForward

Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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