Looking Back at the TJ “Sochi” Craze

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With the first international tournament since the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, about to begin this weekend, we thought we’d take a quick look back at the number one highlight from the last tournament. Of course, we mean TJ “Sochi” Oshie’s overtime “heroics” against Team Russia.

As you may recall, Oshie scored on 4 of 6 shootout attempts to notch the victory for Team USA. Oshie would tell his team mates during the shootout that he was running out of moves. Thankfully he had just enough to grab the win for Team USA.

For many, the experience came within the confines of a local watering hole. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Following the game, Oshie would be asked about his new-found “hero” status, for which Oshie replied “the American heroes are wearing camo. That’s not me”. Well said Osh.

Looking back, Oshie captured the attention and hearts of Americans across the country that day. Let’s hope the World Cup of Hockey has something similar to offer.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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