In their last game in the Qwest tour before heading to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the U.S. Women's Hockey Team turned a close game against Finland going into the third period with three goals en route to a satisfying 5-1 rout.
It was great to see Angela Ruggiero, MomsTeam's hockey expert, score a goal. Hard to believe that she will now be participating in her fourth Olympics!
I first met Angela before the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City and was on hand to see her and Team USA take silver. She now has medals of every color (having won gold in Nagano in 1998 and bronze in Turino in 2006).
In the run-up to the Vancouver Games, I traveled to Durham, New Hampshire on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to see Angela and Team USA beat the Hockey East All Stars 4-0, and then had the thrill of watching them practice at Fenway Park in January.
Now its on to the Olympics for Team USA. I will be in the stands with Angela's mom, Karen, for the medal round games. Here's hoping she can add another gold to her medal haul.
Stay tuned for more posts from Vancouver!