USA Hockey announced the women’s team that will compete at the Olympics in Beijing next month during the second intermission of Saturday’s Winter Classic.
Hilary Knight headlines the 23-player roster, making her record-tying fourth Olympic appearance. Kendall Coyne Schofield, Brianna Decker, Amanda Kessel, and Lee Stecklein are the other seasoned veterans on the squad, each selected for their third Winter Games.
Team USA will look to repeat its gold-medal run from 2018, when the Americans defeated rivals Canada 3-2 in a shootout in the championship game. Thirteen players from the Pyeongchang roster return for Beijing. With an average age of 25.9 years old, the team also includes eight first-time Olympians: Jesse Compher, Jincy Dunne, Savannah Harmon, Caroline Harvey, Abbey Murphy, Abby Roque, Hayley Scamurra and Grace Zumwinkle.
The team’s Olympic campaign begins on Feb. 3 against Finland at 9:10 p.m. local time (8:10 a.m. ET).