The U.S. women were back on the ice today, but for the first time skated at the Kwandong Training Center, the practice rink across the street from the official game venue.

NBC Olympics stopped by the rink this morning to get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of Brent Proulx, team equipment manager. Brent showed the crew around the locker room and gave them a glimpse of all the little things that the equipment managers do to prepare for a typical training day, from hanging jerseys to sharpening skates. Brent is just one of many members of the incredible team behind the team staff that works hard each day to help prepare the team for success.


Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.) made her National Team debut at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship with a shutout victory against Russia, and followed up that performance by earning three victories in goal for the U.S. at the 2017 Four Nations Cup. She’s making her Olympic debut here in PyeongChang.

Favorite Professional Hockey Team: Minnesota Wild

Competition Rituals/Superstitions/Lucky Charms: She has worn the same headband (washed of course) since PeeWees

Hidden Talent/Little-Known Fact: She is a good artist, and likes to draw and paint

Quote To Live By: "Don't tell me to reach for the stars when there are footprints on the moon."

Favorite Author: Nicholas Sparks