US Goalies Ordered to Ditch Helmet Slogans

'Miller Time,' 'Support Our Troops' violate IOC rules
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2010 2:07 AM CST
US Goalies Ordered to Ditch Helmet Slogans
USA goalie Ryan Miller watches men's ice hockey practice at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics yesterday.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(Newser) – Olympic officials have ordered USA Hockey's goalies to get rid of slogans on their helmets before the team's first game in Vancouver. Ryan Miller has been told to cover up or remove the "Miller Time" slogan on his headgear and fellow netminder Jonathan Quick must ditch his "Support Our Troops" slogan to comply with IOC rules banning advertisements and propaganda, AP reports.

The US Olympic Committee is holding a meeting to discuss the problem. "We're going to meet with USA Hockey tonight to see what their thoughts are," a spokesman said. "We don't know if it's a federation or a USOC situation." Miller has agreed to remove "Miller Time" from his helmet but says he will fight to keep "Matt Man," a tribute to a cousin who died of cancer.
(Read more Ryan Miller stories.)

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