Former Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2018 Winter Olympics

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Tomas Surovy /
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SOCHI, RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 10: Amanda Kessel
SOCHI, RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 10: Amanda Kessel /

USA (Womens)

Amanda Kessel, USA

A product of Shattuck’s St. Mary’s in Minnesota (boy does that sound familiar) the #BestKessel  will be representing the United States Women’s Ice Hockey team. Meanwhile her brother will probably be “sitting around the house tonight w his dog, feeling like he should be doing something important.” The NCAA star, turned Team USA star, turned New York Riveters star has been a mainstay on the women’s team for several years now. She will likely have a chance to take on Canada’s team in the best rivalry of these Olympics in the expected gold medal match on the women’s side. Yes, I know she’s not a Pittsburgh Penguin, but you’re missing out if you’re not watching her games and rooting for her.

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Finally, the women’s Olympic tournament started on February 10th, but Team USA plays on Tuesday (2/13) vs. OAR at 7:10am Eastern and on Thursday (2/15) vs. Canada. The men’s Olympic tournament starts on Wednesday at 7:10am Eastern time with a matchup between the United States and Slovenia.