Hilary Knight – Going for Gold in Pyeongchang

Former Connecticut Polar Bear Hilary Knight is determined to bring the U.S. women’s hockey team its second ever Olympic gold medal in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The last and only time the team took home the gold was against Canada 20 years ago in 1998, when women’s ice hockey was first introduced to the Olympics in Nagano, Japan. The U.S. and Canada teams continue their rivalry to this day, as Canada has won the past four gold medals of the Olympic tournament, with the U.S. taking silver behind them in 2010 and 2014.

This is Knight’s third time returning to the Winter Olympics, having played on the team during the past two Olympics - the two losses to Canada. She is entering this years games strong, having the most points of any current player and being the third highest goal scorer for any player in both the world championships and Olympic tournaments. Knight and her teammates are determined and excited to come back strong against Canada this year. The U.S. women have beat their rival in the last three world championships, giving them confidence for the upcoming Olympic tournament in South Korea.

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics being February 9th. The U.S. women’s ice hockey team will face Canada in the preliminary round on February 15th, and are expected to play their competitor again the following week in the finals for the gold medal.

For more on Hilary Knight and her journey to this year’s Olympics, follow the link below:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/winter-olympics-2018/2018/02/01/hilary-knight-hopes-bring-gold-back-usa-hockey-winter-olympics/1085461001/