Hilary Knight: U.S. Olympic Hockey Player

February 9, 2010

Meet Hilary Knight, she is a U.S. Olympic Hockey player. Not only is she the youngest member of the team, she will be one to watch for in the upcoming Vancouver Olympics of 2010! Find out more exciting details and see photos and a video here.

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As a biography, Hilary Knight was born on July 12, 1989 so her age is 20. She is 5’10” weighing in at 172 pounds. She lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. As a third-time member of the U.S. Women’s National Team for the Internationsl Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championship, Team USA received the gold in 2008 and 2009, and the silver in 2007. Knight was selected as one of Team USA’s top three players of 2009 with seven goals and two assists. Also, is a two-time member of the U.S. Women’s Select Team for the Four Nations Cup placing first in 2008 and second in 2006. From 2006-2008, as a three-time member of the U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team she led the tournament with five points in 2008. Knight is also a four-time USA Hockey Women’s National Festival competitor from 2006-2008. Also, a four-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee from 2003-2006.

The U.S. Olympic Hockey player is the youngest member of Team USA. They are ranked in the number one spot in the world, having won world championships back-to-back. They are believed to compete against two-time defending Canada, two-time defending gold medalists in Vancouver.

Knight says of her older teammates that “they’re like my older sisters,” adding, “I find myself asking them questions, if something important is going on. They’ve been through it all and have tremendous amounts of experience.”

In light of the upcoming Olympic Games, Knight said this, “I definitely had some nerves going in, but we were all talking in the locker room about how much fun it was to play against that kind of competition,” adding, “When you’re not training with them, it’s a little harder playing against them.”

Well, I will be watching and rooting for Team USA! Best of luck in all your challenges! Leave your thoughts about our very own Hilary Knight, U.S. Olympic Hockey player in the comment box and see pictures and a film right here from where it all began!

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