USA Women's Hockey Team Wins Olympic Gold Medal

2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team Set to Defend Gold Medal

Walter WebbJan 6, '22

The roster for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team was announced recently at the NHL’s Winter Classic in Minneapolis.

The roster contains a bevy of veterans with 15 of the 23 players having played Olympic hockey previously. Hilary Knight has the distinction of being named to her fourth Olympic women’s ice hockey team. Three others, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Brianna Decker, Amanda Kessel and Lee Stecklein will appear in their third Olympics.  Joel Johnson, head coach of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, said “The skill, focus and energy they bring to the ice will serve us well as we head to Beijing with our sights set on bringing home gold.” 

The veteran players include: 

 Player Home Town Olympic Experience
Cayla Barnes  Eastvale, CA 2018
Megan Bozek  Buffalo Grove, IL 2014
Hannah Brandt  Vadnais Heights, MN 2018
Dani Cameranesi Plymouth, MN 2018
Alex Carpenter  North Reading, MA 2014
Alex Cavallini  Delafield, WI 2018
Kendall Coyne Schofield Palos Heights, IL 2014, 2018
Brianna Decker  Dousman, WI 2014, 2018
Nicole Hensley Lakewood, CO 2018
Megan Keller Farmington, MI 2018
Amanda Kessel Madison, WI 2014, 2018
Hilary Knight Sun Valley, ID 2010, 2014, 2018
Kelly Pannek Plymouth, MN 2018
Maddie Rooney Andover, MN 2018
Lee Stecklein Roseville, MN 2014, 2018

 

Players who will be participating in their first Olympics include:

 Player Home Town
Jesse Compher Northbrook, IL
Jincy Dunne O’Fallon, MO
Savannah Harmon Downers Grove, IL
Caroline Harvey Salem, NH
Abbey Murphy Evergreen Park, IL
Abby Roque Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Hayley Scamurra Getzville, NY
Grace Zumwinkle Excelsior, MN

 

The 2022 Winter Olympics are being held in Beijing, China.  The women's ice hockey tournament will occur from February 3-17, 2022. Team members will sport a new look Olympic jersey. As described by USA Hockey, “American pride and ingenuity were the inspiration behind the USA Hockey look. The new USA Hockey jersey pays homage to America’s industrial past, while representing the future of innovation and technology. The USA wordmark across the front chest uses a bold type and precise details to create a beveled metallic aesthetic.” 

If the coming 2022 Winter Olympics rekindle memories of the Miracle on Ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, you may want to take a peak at these USA Hockey Miracle on Ice Jerseys and Hoodies (including hoodies for 1980 Hockey Team members Jack O'Callahan and Mark Pavelich, and the coach Herb Brooks). 

2022 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team Roster Announcement