U.S, women's hockey team will include seven former and current UW playersWisconsin Sports
- Seven current-and-former Wisconsin Badgers will be on the U.S. women’s hockey team at the Vancouver Olympics in February.
BLOOMINGTON Minn. - Seven current-and-former Wisconsin Badgers will be on the U.S. women’s hockey team at the Vancouver Olympics in February.
The 21-player squad was revealed yesterday during a star-spangled ceremony at the Mall of America in Bloomington.
USA Hockey and U.S. coach Mark Johnson of the Badgers announced the 21 players who made the squad yesterday. They include current Wisconsin forwards Hilary Knight and Meghan Duggan, and former Badgers Jessie Vetter, Kerry Weiland, Molly Engstrom, Erika Lawler, and Jinelle Zaugg-Siergej.
Vetter is a goal-tender who was named the country’s top player last year. She called it a dream to make Olympics. The team has been training in Blaine Minnesota since September. And they’re halfway through a 10-game pre-Olympic tour. Team USA will play the Badgers in Madison on January fifth.
Minnesotans who made the team are Jenny Potter of Edina, Natalie Darwitz of Eagan and Gigi Marvin of Warroad. It’s the fourth trip to the Olympics for Potter, while Darwitz is on the U-S team for the third time. Marvin is one of 15 first-time players on the team. Potter played college hockey at Minnesota-Duluth, while Darwitz and Marvin are University of Minnesota players.
Other Golden Gopher players selected to the team are twin sisters Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureaux, who are from Grand Forks, North Dakota.