For a select few, the coveted honor of representing one’s country in the Olympic Games becomes a reality every four years. This coming February, this honor will again be enjoyed by the United States Women’s National Hockey Team, which won the Gold Medal at the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan.
In preparation for the winter Olympics, which will be held Feb. 8-21, 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Women’s National Team is currently touring the United States, playing games against various collegiate teams and league all-stars. This Sunday, the team’s Visa Skate to Salt Lake Tour will stop at Cornell for a match-up against a team of Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) all-stars at Lynah Rink.
A primary objective of the tour is to publicize the women’s team and raise awareness and interest in women’s ice hockey on all levels. The Cornell women’s hockey team, which will be beginning it’s 30th season next month, is at the forefront of the grassroots support for women’s hockey. That the tour will be making a stop at Lynah is to the Red a “grand prize for…what girls’ hockey is about” according to Cornell head coach Carol Mullins, who will coach the ECAC all-star team in Sunday’s game.
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