A hockey player from Wisconsin is going for gold this year, after coming up short in the 2010 Olympics. Joe Pavelski is known for putting the puck in the net an awful lot in the NHL. Pavelski, a center for the San Jose Sharks who's from Plover, Wis., has another shot at gold in Sochi. He wants his second time to be a charm. "It's exciting. You work all summer, all season," said Pavelski. "It's a tremendous honor." His long career on the ice started in Plover. He would later move to play with the Wisconsin Badgers, where he played two seasons, helping the Badgers earn an NCAA championship in 2006.
Still, it's the gold medal he didn't get in Vancouver that still haunts him to this day.
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"It's tough. You want the gold. There's still that little bit of feeling that you want more out there," explained Pavelski. He had his moments in the 2010 tournament, with three assists in the semifinal round, and he made the pass that tied the 2010 gold medal match. Pavelski knows what silver tastes like. Now, he wants the feeling of gold.