Craig Patrick, the assistant Coach, calls out 26 players that will be on the Olympic team. Six more will need to go home, but not today.
"If you are here to settle old scores, then you are in the wrong place" Get on the goal line
Coach Brooks gave each player a 300 question test. The players went to a common place to complete the test. There all of the teams were mixed, including two players from rival teams. Rob McClanahan and Jack O'Calahan. A few years ago the two teams played each other in the championship and Jack's team lost due to one of Rob's hits. Jack is still upset about it.
Rob McClanahan, St. Paul, Minnesota
At practice the next day Jack and Rob were playing together and Jack started a fight. Herb told Craig to let them fight it out. Their teammates broke up the fight.
We will be doing this a lot, "the legs feed the wolf gentlemen."
Herb talks to the team, not just the two that were fighting. He told them that they are here not to "settle old scores," but to play for the United States as one team
We are here as one team, not as players from 6 different teams.
Head Coach Herb Brookes goes around and gets the players to introduce themselves; they say their names, where they are from, and what college team they are on.
"Let's start with some introductions"
Herb wanted them to do this drill in able for them to get used to skating that much. They go back and forth four times, then they do it again, again and again.