SAN JOSE -- Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi has been invited to attend the national orientation camp for Team Finland in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Finnish Ice Hockey Association announced Tuesday.

Fifty-four players were invited to the camp, eight of them goaltenders. The Winter Games are set for Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia.

Finland will compete in Group B with Austria, Canada and Norway in Sochi. Finland's men's team has medaled in three of the last four Olympics since NHL players began participating in the games, the most medals for a men's ice hockey program in that span.




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