Wisconsin Badgers named to Canada's Olympic hockey team

Wisconsin Badgers named to Canada's Olympic hockey team

Wisconsin Badgers named to Canada's Olympic hockey team

The Canadian women's hockey team released three players and unveiled its roster for February's Winter Olympics on Friday.

The 23-year-old Hamilton, Ontario, native was one of six defenders chosen for the 23-person squad.

Head coach Laura Schuler named three goaltenders, six defencemen and 14 forwards to the team that will attempt to defend gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She tallied two goals, 10 assists and a plus-46 during that campaign.

Players such as Terry and Greenway gained confidence on the U.S. National Junior Team, which won gold at the Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in 2017.

"It was an extremely hard decision narrowing down our roster due to the depth of talent on our team; we are excited to move forward with the 23 players chosen to represent Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games", said head coach Laura Schuler (Scarborough, Ont).

21 current and former NCAA student-athletes named to Team Canada's Olympic women's hockey team

Lacquette will be among nine Olympic rookies who'll make their Winter Games debuts with Canada in little over a month in PyeongChang, and in doing so, she'll also make history.

Agosta, who will be a four-time Olympian in Pyeongchang, is the lone member of the team that won gold in 2006 in Turin, Italy. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Agosta was named MVP.

Marie-Philip Poulin was the hero in Sochi.

Nurse and Fast will be going to their first Olympics.

Sarah Potomak and Blayre Turnbull scored 21 seconds apart in the first period and Genevieve Lacasse stopped a game-high 28 shots in the fast-paced and entertaining affair in front of a pro-Team Canada crowd. "This is the premier team to play on in the country, and there's so many people that want to be in your shoes", she said. "It's taught me a lot about just enjoying the journey and staying present in the moment", Mikkelson said.

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