Feb. 23, 2014
Former Michigan State hockey player Duncan Keith claimed his second career Olympic gold medal on Sunday as Canada defeated Sweden, 3-0, in the gold medal game in Sochi, Russia. Keith finished the tournament with one assist and a team-best plus-6 rating in helping Canada go undefeated.
Keith, who helped Canada to a gold medal in Vancouver in 2010, is the second player in MSU history to win two Olympic medals. He joins Weldon Olson who won a silver medal in 1956 and then a gold medal in 1960 as part of Team USA. A total of five former Spartan hockey players have combined to win nine Olympic medals.
Ryan Miller, who was appearing in his second consecutive Olympics for the United States, played one game in the 2014 tournament. He made 17 stops in the USA's 5-1 win over Slovenia, giving him his sixth career win in Olympic play. The East Lansing native has a career Olympic record of 6-1, a .945 save percentage and 1.30 goals-against average.