Twenty-three players have been named to women’s hockey team that will represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month. Ten of the 23 are returning Olympians.
Six players will be competing in the Games for the third time, including forwards Meghan Duggan (who will serve as captain), Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureaux-Davidson, Monique Lamoureaux-Morando, Gigi Marvin, and defenseman Kacey Bellamy.
Rob Stauber is the head coach while Reagan Carey is the general manager.
The U.S. won gold in the inaugural women’s Olympic hockey tournament in 1998. It has medaled in every Olympics since then, including a silver medal in 2014.
“Today we took another step closer towards achieving our ultimate goal, which is to bring home a gold medal from South Korea,” said Reagan Carey, general manager of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team and also the director of women’s hockey for USA Hockey, “We’ve had an exceptional four months in Wesley Chapel leading up to this point and are confident that these 23 women give our country the best opportunity to reach the top of the podium in February.”
The U.S. has medaled in all five Olympic Winter Games since women’s ice hockey was introduced in 1998, including gold in that inaugural year.
The U.S. women open Olympic play on Feb. 11 against Finland.