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Derek Stepan and Team USA Olympics hockey update; Stepan scratched from game against Russia

The Star Gazette will continually update this story through the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Hastings native Derek Stepan is playing for the men's hockey team at the game.

He is a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against Russia.


The United States men's Olympic hockey team beat Slovakia this morning in the first game of the men's hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia.

Hastings native Derek Stepan was a healthy scratch in the game.

Team USA will face Russia in the second round on Saturday, Feb. 15. The game will begin at 6:30 a.m. local time and will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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