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US Women Defeat Finland To Open Olympic Play


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Madie Rooney (Andover, Minn.) made 23 saves and Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.), Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) and Monique Lamoureux-Morando (Grand Forks, N.D.) each scored as the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team defeated Finland, 3-1, in its opening game of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games here at Kwandong Hockey Centre.

“I am very thankful for a hard-fought game” said Robb Stauber, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team. “It was tough, and it should be tough to win here. It was a great game for us and now we get to move forward to the next one.”

The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team (1-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) will continue preliminary round action Tuesday (Feb. 13) when it takes on Olympic Athletes From Russia. Puck drop is set for 9:10 p.m. local/7:10 a.m. ET at the Kwandong Hockey Centre and the game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and streamed on NBCOlympics.com.

For the complete game recap, click here.

2018 Olympic Winter Games
Team USA Schedule – PyeongChang, South Korea- Feb. 10-25

Date Opponent Round Time/Result
(Local/ET) Broadcast
Sun., Feb. 11 Finland Preliminary W, 3-1 NBCSN
Tues., Feb. 13 O.A.R. Preliminary 9:10 p.m.
7:10 a.m. NBCSN
Thurs., Feb. 15 Canada Preliminary 12:10 p.m.
10:10 p.m. (Feb. 14) NBCSN
Sat., Feb. 17 TBD Quarterfinal TBD TBD
Mon., Feb. 19 TBD Semifinal TBD NBCSN
Wed., Feb. 21 TBD Bronze-Medal Game 4:40 p.m.
2:40 a.m. USA
Thurs., Feb. 22 TBD Gold-Medal Game 1:10 p.m.
11:10 p.m. (Feb. 21) NBCSN

NOTES: The U.S. outshot Finland, 42-24. For complete game stats, click here … The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, which improved to 6-0-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) all-time in its first game at the Olympic Winter Games, has medaled in all five Olympic appearances to date (gold-1998, silver-2002, 2010 and 2014 and bronze-2006) … The 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team is under the direction of General Manager Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.) … USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Gavin Regan, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. Olympic Teams.

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