The U.S. women’s hockey team has been rolling in Beijing so far, and as they prepare for an important showdown with a nasty opponent in the north, the team’s Chicago area stars are in focus. on all the turrets so far in the tournament.
Team USA has overtaken its opponents by a total of 18-2 so far in the tournament, including by a margin of victory over the Russian and Swiss Olympic Committees over the weekend.
Hilary Knight, who grew up in Lake Forest, and Amanda Kessel, who grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, are currently tied with Savannah Harmon, a native of Downers Grove, 5 points each to lead all American strikers in the tournament. Tournaments.
Knight and Jesse Compher, from Northbrook, both have three goals for the US team to take the lead with Alex Carpenter.
Below is a breakdown of how the Chicago area stars of the US hockey team have performed so far in Beijing.
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Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Illinois)
The defender has scored three assists so far in the tournament, and while she has yet to score, she has scored 10 times in three of Team USA’s wins.
She was at her best in Sunday’s win over Switzerland, with six shots on target and one assist in the margin of victory.
Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Illinois)
Compher had a great weekend for the US, scoring three goals in wins over ROC and Switzerland. She has scored with a total of 12 shots so far in the tournament, and has been a key part of the team’s offensive successes from the start.
Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Illinois)
The team captain has scored an incredible 20 shots into the net in three games, with two goals and one assist for her to date.
She scored a pair of goals in the team’s opening win over Finland on Thursday, and had an assist and eight shots against ROC on Saturday.
Palos Heights native and US Olympic women’s ice hockey team captain, Kendall Coyne Schofield, will make his third Olympic appearance for Team USA in February but believes the team this year will be different.
Savannah Harmon (Downers Grove, Illinois)
It was a memorable Olympic debut for Harmon, who has one goal and three assists along with 13 shots on goal in three games at the tournament.
She scored the first goal of her Olympic career on Saturday against the ROC, one of three points she earned in the win.
Hilary Knight (Forest Lake, IL)
Playing in her fourth Olympics, Knight has been on fire so far in the tournament, with 21 shots on target, three goals and one assist in three wins.
She was an early dominant force in Sunday’s win over Switzerland as she scored a pair of goals in the first period, and she also had a goal and an assist against the ROC on Saturday.
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Murphy Abbey (Evergreen Park, Illinois)
Another Olympic rookie, Murphy was part of the team’s onslaught, with 10 shots on goal and the first assist of her career in the tournament in a win over ROC.
The United States and Canada will get to know each other on Monday as they battle it out in the final match of the qualifying round. Puck drop is set for 10:10 p.m. Central Time and the game will air on USA Network. NBCOlympics.com and Peacock.
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