2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team

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2009–10 USA Hockey women's ice hockey season
Canada Cup champions
Olympic silver medal
IIHF Under 18 silver medal
Conference IIHF
Home ice World Arena, Colorado Springs
Record
Overall 12-7
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Mark Johnson
Assistant Coaches Dave Flint
Jodi McKenna
Captain(s) Natalie Darwitz
Alternate captain(s) Julie Chu, Jenny Potter, Angela Ruggiero

The 2009-10 Women’s National Hockey team will represent the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The head coach is Mark Johnson from the University of Wisconsin. Assisting him are Dave Flint and Jodi McKenna.

News and notes[edit]

  • January 14, 2010: Two-time Olympian Natalie Darwitz will be the captain of the U.S. women's hockey team. Four-time Olympic veterans Angela Ruggiero and Jenny Potter will be alternate captains along with two-time Olympian Julie Chu. Darwitz was the American captain during the past two international seasons, leading the U.S. team to IIHF world championships in 2008 and 2009. The former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher has played in 197 games for the American team, scoring 231 points.[1]
  • January 20, 2010: Four-time Olympic hockey player Angela Ruggiero is among nine current and former athletes standing for election to become members of the IOC in Vancouver next month. The results will be announced on Feb. 24. The winning candidates will replace Pernilla Wiberg of Sweden and Manuela Di Centa of Italy, whose eight-year terms have ended. Ruggiero is seeking to become the third IOC member from the U.S., joining Jim Easton and Anita DeFrantz.[2]
  • January 25, 2010: Kerry Weiland and eight other members of the U.S. Women’s Olympic hockey team shared tales of their childhood and dreams of their future with the students from University Avenue Elementary School in Blaine, Minnesota. In addition, the players joined forces with the U.S. Olympic Committee's Team for Tomorrow humanitarian relief fund to donate 15 digital cameras to the school, and contributed 25 laptops on behalf of USA Hockey.[3]
  • Heading into the 2010 Olympics, Angela Ruggiero holds the record for the number of hockey games played by any Team USA member, male or female.[4]
  • April 19: Meghan Duggan threw the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game before a sellout Patriots Day crowd of 37,609.[6] Her teammates Erika Lawler, Jessie Vetter of Wisconsin, Brianne McLaughlin, Julie Chu, Karen Thatcher, Molly Schaus, Hilary Knight, and Caitlin Cahow were also on the mound when Duggan threw the pitch.
  • April 20: The US team attended the opening reception for the United States Vancouver Olympic team Washington, D.C. celebration at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards on April 20, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Qwest Tour[edit]

  • Kelli Stack was named U.S. Player of the Game in the February 4th match against Finland.
Date Opponent Location Time Score
Oct. 5, 2009 Canada Victoria, BC (Save on Foods Centre) 19:00 PM 1-3[8]
Oct. 16, 2009 Canada Spokane, WA (Spokane Arena) 19:00 PM 2-5[9]
Dec. 12, 2009 Canada Denver, CO (Magness Arena) 19:00 2-4[10]
Dec. 15, 2009 Canada Calgary, AB[11] 19:30 2-6[12]
Dec. 30, 2009 Canada St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center) 19:00 PM 1-2[13]
Jan. 1, 2010 Canada Ottawa, ON 19:30 PM 2-3 (Shootout)[14]
Feb. 4, 2010 Finland Colorado Springs, CO (World Arena) 5-1[15]

Qwest Tour roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Club
1 Molly Schaus G 5'8" Boston College
2 Erika Lawler F 5'0" Univ. of Wisconsin
4 Angela Ruggiero D 5'9" 08-09 US Women's Team
5 Karen Thatcher F 5'8" 08-09 US Women's Team
6 Rachael Drazan D 5'6" University of Minnesota
7 Monique Lamoureux F 5'6" Univ. of Minnesota
8 Caitlin Cahow D 5'4" 08-09 US Women's Team
9 Molly Engstrom D 5'9" 08-09 US Women's Team
10 Meghan Duggan F 5'9" Univ. of Wisconsin
11 Lisa Chesson D 5'6" 08-09 US Women's Team
12 Jenny Potter F 5'4" 08-09 US Women's Team
13 Julie Chu F 5'8" 08-09 US Women's Team
15 Angie Keseley F 5'7" Univ. of Wisconsin
16 Kelli Stack F 5'5" Boston College
17 Jocelyne Lamoureux F 5'6" Univ. of Minnesota
19 Gigi Marvin F 5'8" Univ. of Minnesota
20 Natalie Darwitz F 5'3" 08-09 US Women's Team
21 Hilary Knight F 5'10" Univ. of Wisconsin
22 Kacey Belamy D 5'8" Univ. of New Hampshire
23 Kerry Weiland D 5'4" 08-09 US Women's Team
27 Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej F 5'4" 08-09 US Women's Team
29 Brianne McLaughlin G 5'8" Robert Morris University
31 Jessie Vetter G 5'8" Univ. of Wisconsin

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2009 Canada Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Time Score
August 31, 2009 Finland 15:00 PM Loss, 2-3
Sep 1, 2009 Sweden 15:00 PM Win, 7-0
Sep 3, 2009 Canada 19:30 PM Win, 4-2
Sep 5, 2009 Finland (Semi-Final) 15:00 PM Win, 4-0
Sep 6, 2009 Canada (Final) 19:30 PM Win, 2-1

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NCAA exhibition games[edit]

Throughout the season, various NCAA schools will play the United States Olympic Hockey team. In the game against Wisconsin, former Wisconsin player Jinelle-Zaugg-Siergiej netted a goal and had an assist as the Americans got the win. [18]

Date Location NCAA school Score
September 25 Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota (Minnesota Wild)
WCHA All-Stars USA, 6-1[19]
September 26 National Hockey Center
St. Cloud, Minnesota (St. Cloud State University)
St. Cloud State USA, 13-0[20]
October 10 Ralph Engelstad Arena
Grand Forks, North Dakota (University of North Dakota)
North Dakota [21] USA, 11-1[22]
November 22 Whittemore Center
Durham, New Hampshire (University of New Hampshire)
Hockey East All-Stars[23] USA, 4-0[24]
January 3 TD Banknorth Sports Center
Hamden, Connecticut (Quinnipiac University)
ECAC All-Stars 8-2[25]
January 5 Kohl Center
Madison, WI (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Wisconsin [26] 9-0
January 12 Ridder Arena
Minneapolis, MN (University of Minnesota)
Minnesota 8-5[27]

Four Nations Cup[edit]

  • All games to be held in Finland.
Date Opponent Location Time Score
Nov 3, 2009 Finland Mikkeli 18:30 PM 4-0
Nov 4, 2009 Sweden Vierumaki 18:30 PM 3-2
Nov 4, 2009 Canada Vierumaki 18:30 PM 3-2
Nov 7, 2009 Canada (Gold Medal game) Tikkurila 20:00 PM 1-5[28]

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2010 Olympics[edit]

  • December 17: At the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minneosta, 21 players were named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team. Selections Jenny Potter and Angela Ruggiero will both be playing in their fourth Olympic Games in Vancouver. Hilary Knight is the youngest U.S. player at 20 years old, marking the first time that a U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team will not include a teenager at the Games.[30] Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux will be the first set of twins ever to play hockey in the Olympics.[30]

Overall, the roster includes 6 former Olympians, 8 players who have competed in the Western Women's Hockey League, and 19 returnees from the 2009 U.S. Women's National Team. From an NCAA perspective, 11 members of the team were NCAA Division I players in 2008-09, and 10 of the 11 participated in the 2009 NCAA tournament. Other NCAA facts include that 9 members were NCAA national champions, 7 were participants in the 2009 NCAA Women's Frozen Four, 4 were winners of the 2009 NCAA National Championship, and there are 3 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award recipients.

Final roster[edit]

  • Rachel Drazan and Angie Keseley were not selected for the Olympic team.
  • Angela Ruggiero and forward Jenny Potter are the only players who have been members of every US women’s team since the inaugural Olympic tournament at the 1998 Games.[31]
  • Ruggiero will enter the Vancouver Olympics as the all-time leader in games played for Team USA.[32]
  • Jenny Potter is the only mother on Team USA. Her daughter Madison is eight, and son Cullen is two.[33]

The following is the American roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[34] view

Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
G Maclaughlin, BrianneBrianne McLaughlin 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700159000000000000059 kg (130 lb) June 20, 1987 Sheffield, Ohio United States Robert Morris Colonials
G Schaus, MollyMolly Schaus 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) July 29, 1988 Natick, Massachusetts United States Boston Eagles
G Vetter, JessieJessie Vetter 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) December 19, 1985 Cottage Grove, Wisconsin United States Wisconsin Badgers
D Bellamy, KaceyKacey Bellamy 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700165000000000000065 kg (143 lb) April 22, 1987 Westfield, Massachusetts United States New Hampshire Wildcats
D Cahow, CaitlinCaitlin Cahow 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) May 20, 1985 New Haven, Connecticut United States Harvard Crimson
D Chesson, LisaLisa Chesson 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700169000000000000069 kg (152 lb) August 18, 1986 Plainfield, Illinois United States Ohio State Buckeyes
D Engstrom, MollyMolly Engstrom 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) March 1, 1983 Siren, Wisconsin United States Wisconsin Badgers
D Ruggiero, AngelaAngela RuggieroA 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) January 3, 1980 Los Angeles, California United States Harvard Crimson
D Weiland, KerryKerry Weiland 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700164000000000000064 kg (141 lb) October 18, 1980 Palmer, Alaska United States Wisconsin Badgers
F Chu, JulieJulie ChuA 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) March 13, 1982 Bridgeport, Connecticut United States Harvard Crimson
F Darwitz, NatalieNatalie DarwitzC 160 cm (5 ft 3 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) October 13, 1983 Eagan, Minnesota United States Minnesota Golden Gophers
F Duggan, MeghanMeghan Duggan 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700174000000000000074 kg (163 lb) September 3, 1987 Danvers, Massachusetts United States Wisconsin Badgers
F Knight, HilaryHilary Knight 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) July 12, 1989 Hanover, New Hampshire United States Wisconsin Badgers
F Lamoureux, JocelyneJocelyne Lamoureux 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) July 3, 1989 Grand Forks, North Dakota United States North Dakota Fighting Sioux
F Lamoureux, MoniqueMonique Lamoureux 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) July 3, 1989 Grand Forks, North Dakota United States North Dakota Fighting Sioux
F Lawler, ErikaErika Lawler 152 cm (5 ft 0 in) 700159000000000000059 kg (130 lb) February 5, 1987 Fitchburg, Massachusetts United States Wisconsin Badgers
F Marvin, GiseleGisele Marvin 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) March 7, 1987 Warroad, Minnesota United States Minnesota Golden Gophers
F Potter, JennyJenny PotterA 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700166000000000000066 kg (146 lb) January 12, 1979 Edina, Minnesota United States Minnesota Golden Gophers
F Stack, KelliKelli Stack 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700159000000000000059 kg (130 lb) January 13, 1988 Brooklyn Heights, Ohio United States Boston Eagles
F Thatcher, KarenKaren Thatcher 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700174000000000000074 kg (163 lb) February 29, 1984 Blaine, Washington United States Providence Friars
F Zaugg-Siergiej, JinelleJinelle Zaugg-Siergiej 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) March 27, 1986 Eagle River, Wisconsin United States Wisconsin Badgers

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score Record
Feb. 14 China UBC Thunderbird Arena 12:00 PM 12-1 1-0-0
Feb. 16 Russia UBC Thunderbird Arena 14:30 PM 13-0 2-0-0
Feb. 18 Finland UBC Thunderbird Arena 14:30 PM 6-0 3-0-0
Feb. 22 Sweden Canada Hockey Place 12:00 PM 9-1 4-0-0
Feb. 25 Canada Canada Hockey Place 15:30 PM 0-2[35] 4-1-0

Player stats[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Player Goals Assists Points PIM Shots +/-
Kacey Bellamy 0 1 1 4 2 7
Caitlin Cahow 1 2 3 10 7 5
Lisa Chesson 1 2 3 2 6 6
Julie Chu 2 1 3 0 3 2
Natalie Darwitz 5 9 14 0 22 9
Meghan Duggan 4 0 4 0 20 5
Molly Engstrom 4 3 7 6 15 13
Hilary Knight 2 4 6 0 12 5
Jocelyne Lamoureux 2 3 5 0 9 7
Monique Lamoureux 1 7 8 2 18 6
Erika Lawler 0 0 0 0 5 3
Gigi Marvin 0 4 4 2 14 9
Jenny Potter 6 3 9 2 13 +7
Angela Ruggiero 2 4 6 10 14 7
Kelli Stack 2 4 6 4 12 4
Karen Thatcher 3 2 5 2 12 5
Kerry Weiland 0 1 1 6 6 4
Jinelle Zaugg 0 0 0 2 6 3

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Goaltenders[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Goals Against Wins Losses Shutouts Save % Goals Against Average
Brianne McLaughlin 1 8 0 0 0 0 100.00 0.00
Molly Schaus 1 52 1 1 0 0 .500 1.00
Jessie Vetter 4 239:50 2 3 1 3 96.6 0.50

Under-18 team[edit]

Standings[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Record Notes
April 3 Canada (Final) 4-5 (OT) Andrew Podnieks (April 4, 2010). "Campbell OT for Canadian gold". Toronto Star. Retrieved 4 April 2010.  4-1 Jessica Campbell scores overtime winner

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Media All-Star Team:
    • D – Angela Ruggiero
    • D – Molly Engstrom
    • F – Jenny Potter
  • Directorate Awards were also announced:
  • Best Defenceman: Molly Engstrom[40]
  • Under 18 team
    • Kendall Coyne Best Forward by the Directorate
    • Alex Rigsby, Best Goalie by the Directorate

See also[edit]

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