Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild will be the captain of the U. Arjen Robben Jersey .S. mens hockey team at the Sochi Olympics. Minnesota defenceman Ryan Suter and centre Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings will be the alternate captains, U.S. general manager David Poile announced Friday. The 29-year-old Parise was an alternate captain at the Vancouver Olympics four years ago, scoring the goal that sent the gold-medal game into overtime. He has experience on U.S. national teams going back to 2002, and he welcomed the chance to take a leadership role in his second Olympics. "Its a special thing to be named captain of any team, but when its a national team, an Olympic team, its extra special," Parise said. "Weve got a lot of players who are great leaders. Im going to get a lot of help. Im going to need a lot of help. Its very humbling." U.S. coach Dan Bylsma said Parises work ethic and no-nonsense playing style are exemplary of the attitude he wants for his team. The Americans arent considered a gold-medal favourite, but a roster packed with NHL star power is expected to keep them in contention. "Were a team thats got a blue-collar mentality, and Zach embodies that," said Bylsma, also the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. "Every time we play against Zach Parise, there has been a work ethic, a never-quit, a determination, an abrasiveness about a hard-to-play-against type of player. And its every time regardless of the score (or) the situation our respective teams might be in. That is exactly how we want our team to play." Parises alternate captains have extensive leadership experience as well. Brown and Suter were both alternate captains to Jamie Langenbrunner on the U.S. team at the Vancouver Olympics. Brown is the longtime captain of the Kings and an international veteran, while Suter and Parise are both alternate captains of the Wild. Suters father, Bob, won a gold medal with the "Miracle on Ice" team in 1980. "Theres plenty of guys that wear letters with their own teams, so I dont think our team is going to be lacking in leadership at all," Parise said. "There are plenty of guys that are capable of doing that." The American team will hold its first practice in Sochi late on Feb. 10. Most players wont arrive until a few hours earlier, after the NHL begins its schedule break. Parise acknowledged the unique challenges of the Sochi Olympics, including the players adjustment to a hefty time change in just a few days before their first game against Slovakia on Feb. 13. He also recognized security concerns around the Olympics, calling it "unfortunate" that security "has dominated a lot of the conversation." "You have to put your trust in the Russian police and the security were sending over there as well," Parise said. "Were going to be in good hands. We can just relax, focus and concentrate on playing hockey." Manuel Neuer Jersey .com) - Roosevelt Jones had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead No. Robert Lewandowski Jersey .Y. - Geno Smith still thinks of himself as the New York Jets starting quarterback. http://www.fcmunichpro.com/Kids-Jerome-Boateng-Jersey/ . "Win basketball games," Collins said. He will get at least a few more chances. Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off the Chicago Bulls with a 96-80 victory Monday night.PHILADELPHIA -- Riley Loewen scored two goals and assisted on two more as the Edmonton Rush extended their undefeated streak to six games with an 8-6 win over the Philadelphia Wings in National Lacrosse League action on Saturday. Curtis Knight had two goals and one assist, Robert Church also scored twice, and Chris Corbeil and Jeremy Thompson added a goal apiece for Edmoonton (6-0). Thiago Alcantara Jersey. Kevin Crowley was the top scorer for Philadelphia (3-5) with two goals and one assist. Tracey Kelusky, Pat Saunders, and Ryan Ward had a goal and an assist apiece, and Kyle Sweeney scored the other Wings goal. Rush goaltender Aaron Bold made 32 saves for the win, while Philadelphias Evan Kirk stopped 39 of 47 shots for the loss. Cheap Denver Nuggets JerseysCheap Minnesota Timberwolves JerseysCheap Oklahoma City Thunder JerseysCheap Portland Trail Blazers JerseysCheap Utah Jazz JerseysCheap Los Angeles Clippers JerseysCheap Los Angeles Lakers JerseysCheap Phoenix Suns JerseysCheap Sacramento Kings JerseysCheap Dallas Mavericks JerseysCheap Houston Rockets JerseysCheap Memphis Grizzlies JerseysCheap New Orleans Pelicans JerseysCheap San Antonio Spurs JerseysCheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys ' ' '