Today we're highlighting the youngest and oldest members of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team in Cayla Barnes (1/7/99) and Gigi Marvin (3/7/87). The average age of the 23-player roster is 24.7 years, with Barnes being the lone 19-year-old on the team. Learn more about Barnes and Marvin below.
Defender Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.) is making her debut on the Olympic stage after scoring two goals and notching an assist while helping Team USA capture the 2017 Four Nations Cup championship last November. Barnes, who originally made her National Team debut in December 2016, helped the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team capture gold medals at the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She skated five games for Boston College this year before joining the U.S. during the residency period in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
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Favorite Hockey Memory
Captained the 2012 Peewee AAA Selects that won the Quebec Peewee Invitational. Winning a semi-final game in triple overtime at USA Hockey Nationals in 2014
The Hunger Games
Hobbies Outside of Hockey
Roller hockey, soccer, lacrosse, reading
Forward Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.) is a two-time silver medalist at the Olympic Winter Games and is set to represent the U.S. for the third time on the Olympic stage in PyeongChang. Marvin also helped Team USA earn gold medals at the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships. She is one of eight players on the 2018 U.S. squad to have played over 100 international games in a Team USA sweater and spent the last two seasons playing professionally with the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League.
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Favorite USA Hockey Moment
1998 Women's team winning the gold medal
Advice to Young Hockey Players
Work hard and enjoy moments with your teammates
Olympic Role Model
Go-to Karaoke Song
"Any Man of Mine"-Shania Twain