Winning as a team never gets old, but sometimes it’s just a bit more satisfying when there are some speed bumps and detours on the road to the gold medal. That was definitely the case for USA Hockey at the World Championships.
Last April, my teammates and I walked away from the World Women’s Hockey Championships with a silver medal after losing to Canada in overtime in a hard-fought final. Losses are never enjoyable, but this one involved falling short in extra time against our biggest rivals in front of a home crowd in Burlington, Vt.
There's nothing quite like having your body fat tested -- right after the holidays. That's been my reality for the past 12 years, thanks to the annual USA Hockey winter camp, which just happened to start on Dec.
I'm one of the veterans on the U.S. women's national team, but when I look at the younger players, I'm humbled to think that I was in their shoes not too long ago. In fact, I remember being absolutely terrified as a 17-year-old playing with the national team.