The Games have officially begun!
The U.S. women held practice this morning at the Kwandong Hockey Center training rink, the team’s final practice before it officially kicks off its quest for gold. While the women’s tournament has already gotten underway, the U.S. will open preliminary round play tomorrow, Feb. 11, at 4:40 p.m. local time when it faces Finland.
On the eve of the U.S.’s first game of the Olympic tournament, players are already getting into the gameday mindset. Here are a few players’ inspirational quotes to live by that help drive them to be the best they can be on the ice.
“Starve your distractions, feed your focus” – Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson(Grand Forks, N.D.)
“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.” – Kacey Bellamy(Westfield, Mass.)
“If you’re not willing to go all the way, why go at all?” – Dani Cameranesi(Plymouth, Minn.)
“It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.” – Emily Pfalzer (Buffalo, N.Y.)
“The difference between good and great is a little extra effort.” – Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.)
READY FOR FINLAND
The U.S.-Finland match will be broadcast live in the United States on NBCSN. Fans can watch or follow along on Twitter @USAHockey for scoring updates and game results throughout the tournament.