And For the Record…

by Ryan

From Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel:

The International Olympic Committee allowed Miller to keep on his helmet a tribute to a cousin who died due to complications from leukemia.

Miller started in net against Switzerland here Tuesday with the phrase “Matt Man” painted on his Olympic mask as a tribute to Matt Schoals, who died in 2007 at age 18. “Matt Man” was the nickname Miller, 29, used for Schoals.

“It wasn’t a violation of the IOC rules,” said Dave Fischer, the Team USA spokesman.

Good to see the IOC back down and let Miller keep the tribute. “Miller Time” may seem suspicious, but the “Matt Man” on Miller’s mask meant a whole lot to his family.