Three members of the St. Louis Blues will be headed to Colorado Springs, Colorado in early September to tryout for the U.S. Olympic Hockey team. Doug Weight, Keith Tkachuk and Andy Roach are three of the 39 players who have been invited. 23 will make the team that will represent the United States in 2006.
Tkachuk is a three-time Olympian playing for Team USA in 1992, 1998 and 2002. Weight played in 1998 and 2002 and Roach is hoping to make his first Olympic team.
The 2006 winter games will be in Turin, Italy.
The Blues picked up the options for goalie Patrick Lalime, defenseman Matt Walker and Roach on Thursday.