Olympic Gophers Update: Feb. 12
Feb. 12, 2018

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Eight current and former Gopher women's hockey players are currently representing their countries at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea as six players with Gopher ties are on the 2018 U.S. Women's Olympic Team and two Minnesota alumnae are representing Finland.

Senior Kelly Pannek and Gopher alumnae Hannah Brandt ('16), Dani Cameranesi ('17), Amanda Kessel ('16), Gigi Marvin ('09), and Lee Stecklein ('17) are representing the Red, White, and Blue with Team USA. Fellow Gopher alumnae Mira Jalosuo and Noora Raty are playing for their native Finland.

MINNEAPOLIS – Preliminary round group play is underway in PyeongChang with the U.S., Finland, Canada, and Russia competing in Group A and Sweden, Switzerland, Korea, and Japan in Group B.

Group A Game 1: USA 3, Finland 1

Noora Raty made 39 saves on 41 shots faced to lead Finland and Dani Cameranesi sealed the U.S. win with an empty net goal as all eight Gophers took the ice in game one of group play for Group A.



Group A Game 2: Canada 5, Russia 0

Group B Game 1: Sweden 2, Japan 1

Group B Game 2: Switzerland 8, Korea 0

Group B Game 3: Switzerland 3, Japan 1

Group B Game 4: Sweden 8, Korea 0

Gopher Olympians' Preliminary Round Upcoming Schedule (TV)

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Finland vs. Canada, 1:40 a.m. CT (NBCSN)
Tuesday, Feb. 13: USA vs. Russia, 6:10 a.m. CT (NBCSN)
Wednesday, Feb. 14: USA vs. Canada, 9:10 p.m. CT (NBCSN)
Thursday, Feb. 15: Finland vs. Russia, 1:40 a.m. CT (USA Network)

Quarterfinal, classification, and semifinal round games are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 16 through Tuesday, Feb. 20. The medal-round games are set for Wednesday, Feb. 21 with the bronze medal game at 1:40 a.m. CT and the gold medal game at 10:10 p.m. CT.

Be sure to follow the Gopher Olympians' individual accounts on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on their activities in PyeongChang, and follow #GopherOlympians on social media for updates on all of the Olympians with ties to the University of Minnesota.



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