For the first time in 20 years, members of the United States women's national hockey team hung Olympic gold medals around their necks, and one member of the team is thanking a Connecticut School for her success.

The last time the U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey team struck gold was back in 1998 in Nagano, so to put in mildly, this victory was a generation in the making.

So how does this historic Olympic victory have ties to Connecticut? Enter Hilary Knight, a forward on team U.S.A. Hilary may have mid-west roots, but she did attend High School in Connecticut. She went to Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford.

Not only was she a big part of the gold medal win, she scored the first goal of the game during a power play that helped lead the Americans to Olympic gold.

After the game she thanked the folks at her Alma Mater in an interview with

I would not be here standing where I am today without Choate Rosemary Hall, and I'm extremely grateful for all the love and guidance from all the mentors that helped me get where I am, and helped me grow into a young woman and helped me flourish."


Hilary was part of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue" back in 2014:

This was the eighth time these North American rivals (USA & Canada) had met in the Olympics and the fifth with gold on the line. None of the previous seven was decided by more than two goals.

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