USA Hockey announced the roster of the 2022 USA Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team on Thursday, January 13. in Beijing, China for the 2022 Winter Olympics from February 4-20.
Nagle is the second former Royals player selected for the Olympics by the United States. Jonathan Quick played for the United States at the 2010 and 2014 Games in Vancouver and Sochi, respectively, and won the silver medal in 2010. Quick was the first-ever former Royals player to compete in the Olympics, and he is one of the two players who have “medalized”; Canadian Ben Scrivens received the bronze medal in Pyeongchang in 2018.
Nagle is the seventh Royals player to make the Olympic roster. He succeeds Quick (2010, 2014, USA) Florian Iberer (2014, Austria) Scrivens (2018, Canada) Matt Dalton (2018, South Korea) Matt Cajkovsky (2018, Slovakia) and Patrik Hersley (2018, Sweden).
The Bloomfield Township, Michigan goaltender went 7-2-3 for the Royals this season with a 2.58 goals-against average and .927 save percentage. He is under an AHL contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, which allows him to be on the Olympic roster due to the NHL’s withdrawal of its players from the tournament.
At Lehigh Valley, he is 5-0-4 with a 2.74 goals-against average and .897 save percentage.
“Pat has been a consummate professional during his short time with the Royals and Flyers organizations,” Royals head coach Kirk MacDonald and assistant coach James Henry said. “He’s won big games for the Royals and Phantoms this year while being a great leader and teammate off the ice. We are thrilled to have Pat selected for the US Olympic team and will be watching him eagerly as he and his teammates go for gold in China.
The Royals wish Nagle the best at the Olympics.
- Monday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. against Worcester – The Annual MLK Day Game! Participating children will receive a youth jersey and free tickets with the purchase of an adult ticket. They can also get $1 candy bags.
- Saturday, January 22 at 4 p.m. c. Three-Rivers – DC Superhero Party! Meet Superman and get $1 superhero ice cream while watching the Royals wear a special jersey during the game. Then attend the Post-Game Party presented by DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.
- Sunday, January 23 at 3 p.m. c. Three-Rivers – It’s Undie Sundie/Country Night! Donate wrapped underwear by throwing it on the ice after the Royals’ first goal of the game. All underwear will be donated to charity. the the first 2,000 fans will receive a puck gift presented by the Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association. Get $1 worth of popcorn, nachos, and hot dogs for the entire game. It’s also an Essential Workers Tribute Sunday presented by Federal Credit Union Visions for Trades Workers.
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