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Canada Cup champions
Olympic Silver Medal
IIHF Under 18 silver medal
Conference IIHF
2009–10 Record 12-7
Head Coach Mark Johnson
Captain Natalie Darwitz
Alternate captains Julie Chu, Jenny Potter, Angela Ruggiero
Arena World Arena, Colorado Springs
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The 2009-10 Women’s National Hockey team represented the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The head coach was Mark Johnson, from the University of Wisconsin. Assisting him were Dave Flint, and Jodi McKenna. They won the silver medal.

News and notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

Qwest Tour[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 9-0
January 12 Ridder Arena
Minneapolis, MN (University of Minnesota)
Minnesota 8-5[26]

Four Nations Cup[edit | edit source]

  • 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[27]

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2010 Olympics[edit | edit source]

  • December 17: At the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota, 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.[29] Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux will be the first set of twins ever to play hockey in the Olympics.[29]

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 | edit source]

  • 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.[30]
  • Ruggiero will enter the Vancouver Olympics as the all-time leader in games played for Team USA.[31]
  • Jenny Potter is the only mother on Team USA. Her daughter Madison is eight, and son Cullen is two.[32]
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
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
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

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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[33] 4-1-0

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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 on 4 April 2010. 4-1 Jessica Campbell scores overtime winner


Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • Media All-Star Team:
    • D – Angela Ruggiero
    • D – Molly Engstrom
    • F – Jenny Potter
  • Directorate Awards were also announced:
  • Best Defenceman: Molly Engstrom[38]
  • Under 18 team
    • Kendall Coyne Best Forward by the Directorate
    • Alex Rigsby, Best Goalie by the Directorate

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