With the 2018 Winter Olympics just a few weeks away, many people are looking back on past games and players. If you love the Olympics, then knowing some of the records from the past can make the entire watching experience even more exciting.
Keep reading to learn about records from women’s Olympic ice hockey history. While you are watching this year, you may even see players come close to matching or exceeding the records in place.
Goals are what matter most when it comes to hockey. In women’s Olympic ice hockey, there is no question that goals can be hard to come by due to the skill and ability of the players. However, there are some teams that stand out when it comes to goals, with the top-ranked team being Canada, thanks to its four gold medal performances at the Winter Olympics.
When it comes to goals scored by a single player, Marie-Philip Poulin, who played on the Canadian Olympic Team in 2010 and 2014, is the winner. She was responsible for both goals in the 2-0 win for the gold medal against the U.S. in 2010 and scored the game-tying goal and the game-winning goal during overtime against the U.S. at the 2014 Olympics.
When it comes to assists, there are more than a few players who can hold their own. However, Jenny Schmidgall-Potter, playing on the U.S. team, proved her worth during the 2006 Olympic games in Torino, Italy. In this game, she scored two goals of her own and provided seven assists, leading her team that year in regard to both points and assists.
While the first Olympic Games occurred in 1920, women’s ice hockey wasn’t seen until the 1998 Winter Games, which took place in Nagano, Japan. Since then, Canada has secured the gold medal four out the five times this sport has been played: 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
There you have it, the best of the best. The teams and players here are definitely a force to be reckoned with and should be watched for in the 2018 games.
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