This week, three current and three former Gophers are suiting
up for the U.S. Women's National Team for the Four Nations Cup in Vantaa &
Kerava, Finland. This blog will give you a first-hand insight on what the
current Gophers (Megan Bozek, Amanda Kessel and Milica McMillen) are
experiencing during their time with the national team.
We just got back from a good skate today. Our travel day was very long, consisting of a two and half hour flight to New York City, which was followed by a six-hour layover and then a seven and a half hour flight to Helsinki! We made it safe and had a little bit of time to spare at the hotel before heading to the rink.
All is college players that were joining the team today thought our skating would be pretty bad, due to all the traveling, but it turned out good. Helsinki gets very dark around 4 p.m., so it is kind of depressing walking out of the rink and having our day gone so fast!
The weather here is rainy and dreary, which isn't fun for us since we can't walk around and sightsee, but then again most of us are more interested in getting some sleep over touring Helsinki.
It's been really exciting being able to spend time with friends from other collegiate teams, especially my roommate Hilary Knight, who played for Wisconsin the past four years. Here are a few fun facts about her:
- She plays for the Boston Blades in the CWHL.
- She is from Idaho.
- She knows how to use a lasso/rope.
- She played the viola and the saxophone when she was younger.
There you have it! More updates to come tomorrow!
Hope everyone has a great day!!