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Lakewood native, Select grad Hensley, who won gold in 2018, named to 2022 U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team


USA Hockey has announced the final roster for its 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team that will compete in February at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.

Of the 23 players on the roster, 15 have prior Olympic experience, including Lakewood native Nicole Hensley, who won gold in 2018.

“Naming an Olympic team is always a momentous occasion and we’re thrilled to take this next step on our journey,” said Katie Million, general manager of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team. “The players have consistently worked hard and battled through adversity in the last three months, and we’re confident in the talent and energy they bring to the ice as we look to take home gold in Beijing.”

“We’ve worked through a comprehensive evaluation process that has led us to this 23-player roster,” added Team USA head coach Joel Johnson. “This team has great veteran leadership, in combination with an infusion of younger talent. The skill, focus and energy they bring to the ice will serve us well as we head to Beijing with our sights set on bringing home gold.”

Hensley played NCAA Division I hockey at Lindenwood University from 2012-16 and recently, has been part of the PWHPA. She also played pro hockey in the NWHL for the Buffalo Beauts.

During her youth hockey career, Hensley played for the Colorado Select.

Photo/Riku Laukkanen/USA Hockey/IIHF

(January 2, 2022)

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