Hilary Knight is a forward on the U.S. women's hockey team that won gold April 9 at the world championships.The past week and a half has been a whirlwind of activity, ending with a victory against Canada for the world championship.
The NCAA has awarded 12 national championship trophies in women’s hockey, and three teams (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Minnesota-Duluth) have claimed them all. By comparison, women’s basketball has had 14 different NCAA national champions, volleyball and softball have had 11, and soccer has had eight.
It's hard to believe that the first women’s ice hockey game in Olympic history was played on this date in 1998, especially since women have been taking slap shots since the late 19th century. During the Winter Games in Nagano, Finland took on and defeated Sweden 6-0 in the tournament opener.