The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are plowing right along. We decided to catch everyone up on the former Badgers’ impact on the Olympic games thus far.
USA Men’s Hockey Team is looking like one of the strongest competitors in the whole tournament and are heading into the knockout stage undefeated. USA women’s hockey has looked equally as strong and is facing Canada’s women’s hockey team in the Gold Medal final. Former Badgers will compete against each other for the gold in women’s hockey. Awesome. At least one Bucky alumni is taking home the gold.
Here are the stats.
USA Men’s Ice Hockey After Three Games Heading Into the Knockout Stage (2-0-1):
Joe Pavelski: 1 Goal, 3 Assists, 5 SOG, 0/1 Shootout, +2.
Ryan McDonagh: 1 Goal, 6 SOG, +2.
Ryan Suter: 0 SOG, +3.
Derek Stepan: 0 SOG, +0
Next Game: USA will play the winner of Slovakia (led by Zdeno Chara) and the Czech Republic (led by Jaromir Jagr).
USA Women’s Ice Hockey Heading Into the Gold Medal Final (3-1):
Hilary Knight: 3 Goals, 2 Assists, 31 SOG, +1
Brianna Decker: 2 Goals, 4 Assists, 10 SOG, +9
Meghan Duggan: 1 Assist, 10 SOG, +3
Jessie Veter (Goalie): 2-1 Record (Saved 50/55)
Canada Women’s Ice Hockey Heading Into the Gold Medal Final (4-0):
Meaghan Mikkelson: 5 SOG, +1
Gold Medal Final for Women’s Ice Hockey (USA vs CAN) is on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 12:00 PM ET and can be watched live nationwide.
Erika Brown: No Medals, 10th place finish. At least she was an Olympian, something none of us can say.
Former Badger Olympic MVP: Brianna Decker, with 6 Points and a +9 Rating. She is having the biggest impact on her team’s success so far in the Winter Games. But there are games left to be played, anyone can still take home the unofficial “Former Badger Olympic MVP” award.
Here are the profiles for each of the 10 Badgers in Sochi.
Check back here for more updates about Badgers in the Olympics in the coming days.