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Stoked for U.S.-Russia hockey? So are these people

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 6 - Slovakia v United States

during the Men’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Martin Rose

You might’ve heard the U.S. men ‘s hockey team is playing Russia. There’s been a few things hyping up the game ahead of time.


But it’s not just a TV event for those waking up early in the United States. People are psyched in Sochi.

Freestyle skier Nick Goepper shows off his tickets.

What’s cooler than two polar bears making love on the ice at the USA RUSSIA hockey game? Getting to watch it 😍.

— Nick Goepper (@NickGoepper) February 15, 2014

While other athletes tweet their excitement.

On my way to the @UShockey men’s game vs Russia with @jterdimanUSA ! So pumped!! #GOUSA

— Matt Mortensen (@MattMortensen_) February 15, 2014

And fans are flying the red, white and blue.

Bring it:

— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) February 15, 2014

Not just USA fans but a #Colorado group heading into USA vs. RUSSIA hockey @9NEWS @abolton9news @MattRenoux

— Cheryl Preheim (@CherylPreheim) February 15, 2014

March for Ovi: Russians’ home team spirit is alive and well. They are pumped here for Russia vs. USA.

— Jim Handly (@JimHandly) February 15, 2014

Stands filled up too. Here are figure skaters Felicia Zhang and Marissa Castelli.

And here are lugers Jayson Terdiman and Matt Mortensen.

Here at my first hockey game with @MarissaCastelli Go USA!! #USAHockey

— Felicia Zhang (@felicia_zhang) February 15, 2014

Oh hello amazing seats! @MattMortensen_ and I are ready to get rowdy 4 @UShockey men’s team! #USAvsRUS @NBCOlympics

— Jayson Terdiman (@jterdimanUSA) February 15, 2014

But it’s not just U.S. fans.

Grudge match? Flying the Soviet flag outside the ice hockey. #usaVrussia #sochionten

— max futcher (@MaxFutcher) February 15, 2014

The Bolshoy is filling up: USA v Russia face-off! @jasonmbbc @redster73 hurry up! #bbcsochi #lovehockey

— Sarah Cook (@sarahcook21) February 15, 2014

Game starts at 7:30 am. ET