B-Sens take their picks for the Olympic hockey tournament

By Travis Eldridge

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 7:38 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Senators were scheduled to have a penalty kill meeting on Saturday morning, but things were delayed a bit, because the team and coaching staff were busy watching the epic shootout between Team USA and Russia in the Olympics.

The 2014 Olympic Hockey tournament has captured plenty of attention, including that of the B-Sens. With all their varied nationalities, it makes for quite a diverse bunch of opinions.

"I got to go Canada. We always cheer for Canada," said captain Mark Borowiecki. "I think we're all pretty patriotic, the Canadian boys on our team, so we'll be watching them."

"Of course Sweden," said Fredrik Claesson. "I have some friends there so I hope they can beat the big teams, so of course Sweden."

"I like Russia," coach Luke Richardson added. "I think Russia will be in the Gold Medal Game, I don't know if they'll win it but I think they'll be there. It has been a bit of a struggle, but I think that's just the pressure they're under."

Richardson went on to say he believes Russia and the United States will have a rematch for the gold medal.

During the USA-Russia shootout Richardson said Jim O'Brien was the most animated of the American bunch.

Both the U.S. and Canada are scheduled to play their quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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