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.
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.