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Coach knows his starter in net for US opener, he won’t tell

Previews - Winter Olympics Day -2

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 07: Robb Stauber the Head Coach of the United States Women’s Ice Hockey Team attends a press conference at the Main Press Centre during previews ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 7, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Robb Stauber knows who will start in net when the Americans kick off their quest for Olympic gold. The U.S. coach simply chooses not to share that information just yet.
He also hasn’t told his trio of goaltenders yet either.

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Not that waiting to hear who gets the honor of playing Sunday against Finland is bothering Maddie Rooney, Alex Rigsby or Nicole Hensley. They’re all preparing as if Stauber will be tapping them first as the Americans look to end the country’s 20-year stretch without Olympic gold.

“I think we all just need to be ready to go,” Rooney said after practice Saturday. “We’re all competing for the No. 1 spot, and I think we’re all ready to go. Just waiting on the call.”

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