Pavelski, Team USA Roll Past Slovakia

Plover's Joe Pavelski and Team USA hockey took to the ice this morning for what was thought to be a decent matchup with Slovakia to start olympic play.


The U.S. with a 6-goal onslaught in the 2nd period on their way to a 7-1 rout of Slovakia.

Pavelski with 4 shots on goal in this one, but no points for the SPASH grad.

Next up for the Americans is a big one against host Russia, Saturday morning at 6:30 local time.

At Arbuckles in Stevens Point, friends and family gathered to watch Pavelski and Team USA, including his parents, Mike & Ssandy, and his grandmother among others.

Joe's parents were able to attend the Vancouver games 4 years ago, but stayed back this year for various reasons, including safety concerns.

After watching Thursday's game, momma Pavelski says bring on the Russians.

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