Team USA goalie Alex Rigsby poses in front of hockey goal

Q&A with Alex Rigsby

Where did you grow up? Delafield, WI What is your earliest memory of playing hockey? I first learned to skate when I was 5 years old and I w…

Team USA's Brianna Decker poses in front of hockey net during photo shoot

Q&A with Brianna Decker

What is your earliest memory of playing hockey?     My earliest memory was when I was 5 years old and I was playing Mini-Mite hockey. I watc…

Close up of Amanda Kessel holding U.S. flag

Who is… Amanda Kessel?

After appearing in her first Olympic Games in 2014, Amanda Kessel thought her hockey career was finished. Crippling symptoms from a concussi…

Team USA's Hilary Knight flips a hockey puck in the air during a photo shoot

Q&A with Hilary Knight

What is your earliest memory of playing hockey? I love the feeling of speed, going fast, but I also love how dynamic our game is and how eve…

Team USA hockey forward Meghan Duggan poses in front of hockey goal

Who is… Meghan Duggan?

Although every woman playing for Team USA could be called the hardest working woman in hockey, Massachusetts native, Meghan Duggan is the on…

Referee prepares to drop the puck for a face-off at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games

Hockey 101: NHL vs. Olympic game changers

Is bigger actually better? Olympic ice hockey is played on a rink roughly 200 feet long by 98 feet wide. That’s a just about ten more feet l…

Team USA men's hockey players at practice in Sochi, Russia

Hockey 101: Vocab of the rink rats

Positions Center Acts as the quarterback of the offensive forwards on the ice. Defense Two defenders make up a defensive line. Defenders hel…

Referee tries to break up a fight between Slovenia and Slovakia men's hockey players at 2014 Sochi Olympics

Hockey 101: Penalties and punishments

Duration of Penalties Minor/Bench-minor penalty Two minutes in the box is required for minor penalties. If the opposition scores a goal on t…

Evegeni Malkin shoots the puck against Slovenia at 2014 Sochi Olympics

Hockey 101: Competition Format

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has their stage set for the men’s and women’s hockey tournaments for the 2018 PyeongChang Oly…

Sidney Crosby celebrates scoring golden goal in gold medal hockey game at 2010 Vancouver Olympics

Hockey 101: Olympic History

Milestones in Olympic hockey Hockey has been played in every Olympic Winter Games – and even one “Summer Games.” The sport debuted at the 19…